Texas District Court finds brief, 90-day limitations period for False Claims Act retaliation claims

by Ben Vernia | August 29th, 2010

In an August 19 opinion in Riddle v. Dyncorp Int’l, Inc., Judge Sam Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas held that the appropriate limitations period to borrow for retaliation claims under the False Claims Act (31 USC 3730(h)) was the 90-day period provided under the Texas Whistleblower’s Act, and not the two-year provision applicable to personal injury suits. Because the plaintiff had filed suit approximately 6 months after his termination, his suit was time-barred, Judge Lindsay reasoned.

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