Hastings v. First Tennessee National Corp.

Brian Hastings brought a qui tam action, alleging that multiple financial institutions violated the False Claims Act by improperly certifying compliance with FHA loan origination requirements. Goodwin was hired to represent one of the defendants. Working with firms representing the other defendants, Goodwin won a motion to dismiss at the district court, and then defended that decision before the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision dismissing the case, agreeing with Goodwin’s arguments that Mr. Hastings was not an “original source” of his allegations, and thus was not a valid qui tam plaintiff.

Hastings v. First Tennessee National Corp. Appellees’ Brief

 

 

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