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DOJ can't use pre-trial appeals to tamp down whistleblower cases: 9th Circuit

The U.S. Department of Justice may not immediately appeal when a judge refuses to dismiss False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuits accusing companies of defrauding the government, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reached that conclusion on Tuesday when it rejected the Justice Department’s appeal of a ruling denying its bid to dismiss a lawsuit against mortgage lender Academy Mortgage Corp.

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