Litigation > False Claims Act/Qui Tam Defense > State FCA Resource Center > State of California ex rel. Bates v. Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc.
09 Apr '13

State of California ex rel. Bates v. Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc., Case No. 11-15894, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 19469 (9th Cir. September 17, 2012): The Ninth Circuit upheld the district court’s decision dismissing a qui tam action under the California False Claim Act’s public disclosure jurisdictional bar where the plaintiff’s allegations were similar to information publicly available through other cases and published articles, and the plaintiff alleged that he became aware of the allegedly false claims after the public disclosures.