Schroeder v. United States, No. 13-35479 (9th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff appealed his dismissal from a qui tam suit concerning the billing practices of government contractor CH2M Hill. The court held, as a matter of first impression, that the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3730(d)(3), requires the dismissal of a qui tam relator
convicted of the conduct giving rise to the fraud, even if he or she only played a minor role. In this case, plaintiff, like many of his colleagues, submitted false time cards, and, as a result, received at least $50,000 for falsely claimed overtime hours. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.