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relator

(ri-lāt′ŏr) [L. relator, a proposer]
1. One who reports alleged illegal behavior to a court of law.
2.. A surgical device that positions two structures so they are properly aligned.
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However, where on the consideration of the contents of the petition and the relevant record, the court forms an opinion that there is some substance to the matter, then, simply on account of the fact that some doubt can possibly be cast upon the conduct of the petitioner, the court shall not dismiss the petition summarily, rather it shall hear and decide the matter on merits, obviously not losing sight of the bona fides of the relator even then.
The relator in Carter had not waited until the first action had ended to file his case: he instead brought the action while two other FCA actions were pending.
49) The court's implication was that if the United States had taken over the claim then it would have been the government's claim and not the relators, even though the relator would have still had a monetary incentive in bringing the claim.
Our approach has the benefit of permitting taxpayers, in their capacity as qui tam relators, to vindicate fraud claims that may otherwise be unavailable in the face of binding arbitration clauses and contractual class-action waivers.
In contrast, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that "the consent provision contained in A* 3730(b)(1) applies only during the initial sixty-day (or extended) period" after a relator files the action, unless the government chooses to intervene.
81) Thus, relators like Thayer can support their fraud allegations without providing representative examples, thereby still satisfying Rule 9(b)'s objective of protecting defendants against unfounded claims.
Relators have also vigorously pursued cases in which pharmacies are alleged to have billed for prescriptions that were never picked up.
12) By contrast, those commentators in favor of grafting Rule 9(b) onto the first-to-file bar claim that including Rule 9(b)'s particularity requirement will better serve to "minimize social loss from false claims" and more effectively use relators as government resources.
2) As an incentive to bring these suits, the FFCA allows successful plaintiffs, sometimes called whistleblowers or relators, to share in the damages recovered.
After attending our workshop and learning about the DISC communication model, she identified all three prospects as most likely Steady Relators.