US/Nevada ex rel. Welch v. My Left Foot Children's Therapy, LLC, No. 16-16070 (9th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
After relator alleged that her former employer violated the federal False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3730(a), (b), and Nevada FCA, the United States and Nevada declined to intervene. The employer then moved to compel arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), 9 U.S.C. 1 et seq. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of the motion to compel arbitration on an alternate ground, holding that the plain text of relator's arbitration agreement did not encompass the FCA case.