Fourth Circuit: U.S. ex rel. Sheldon v. Forest Labs.

This brief discusses the proper application of the False Claims Act’s falsity standards and the danger of equating falsity and scienter. It also covers the legislative history and congressional intent behind the distinct knowledge standards  and the proper interpretation of those standards to a defendant’s behavior, including when and how to consider a defendant’s reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous statute. 

Download the Amicus Brief here.