No. 22-1035.

81 F.4th 361 (2023)

UNITED STATES of America and State of New Jersey ex rel Victoria Druding; Barbara Bain; Linda Coleman; Ronni O'Brien v. CARE ALTERNATIVES, Victoria Druding, Barbara Bain, Linda Coleman, and Ronni O'Brien, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed: August 25, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ross Begelman [ARGUED], Marc M. Orlow , Begelman Orlow & Melletz, 411 Route 70 East, Suite 245, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, Counsel for Appellants.

Amanda Mundell [ARGUED], United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, 7236, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530, Charles W. Scarborough , United States Department of Justice, Appellate Section, Room 7244, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530, Counsel for Amicus Curiae United States of America, in Support of Appellants.

Jacklyn DeMar , Taxpayers Against Fraud, 1220 19th Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20036, Counsel for Amicus Curiae Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, in Support of Appellants.

Jeffrey S. Bucholtz [ARGUED], King & Spalding, 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006, Craig Carpenito , King & Spalding, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, William H. Jordan , Jason Popp , Alston & Bird, 1201 W Peachtree Street, One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900, Atlanta, GA 30309, Steven L. Penaro , Alston & Bird, 90 Park Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016, Counsel for Appellee.

John P. Elwood , Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, 601 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1121, Washington, DC 20001, Counsel for Amici Curiae Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, in Support of Appellee.

Before: KRAUSE, BIBAS, and RENDELL, Circuit Judges.


The False Claims Act ("FCA"), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., is a flexible, far-reaching tool that empowers the federal government and private individuals acting in the government's name, known as relators, to bring claims for fraud against the...

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