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DOJ Scrutiny of Whistleblower Suits Under Biden Unlikely to Stop, Bloomberg Law

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Morgan Lewis partner Douglas Baruch was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article following the announcement  that the 2018 policy on whistleblower case dismissals, known as the Granston memorandum, would continue under the incoming presidential administration. “DOJ’s had statutory dismissal authority since 1986 and, while there has been a slight uptick in dismissal motions in the past two years, the percentages are still very low—just a fraction of the qui tam cases filed each year,” said Douglas. “Even if there’s some paring back of dismissal motions due to a more relator-friendly outlook at DOJ, that really wouldn’t affect the vast majority of qui tam cases.”

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