August 23, 2022. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of a relator, reviving its False Claims Act lawsuit and overturning the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington’s decision to dismiss the whistleblower’s case against healthcare company Cardinal Health and various “small business front companies.” The case now goes back to the trial court for further proceedings.
Representing relator on appeal was Glenn Chappell of Tycko & Zavareei LLP in Washington, D.C. and Tejinder Singh of Sparacino PLLC. Also representing the relator in the trial court are Renée Brooker ([email protected]) and Eva Gunasekera, Whistleblower Attorneys at Tycko & Zavareei LLP. Government counsel are United States Attorney Vanessa R. Waldref, Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel Fruchter and Tyler Tornabene, and U.S. Department of Justice Civil Frauds Deputy Director Colin Huntley.