Sarah A. Wight


As a party to one-fourth of all civil litigation2 the federal government exerts a looming presence in American judicial proceedings. Thus, attempts by the government to elude obligations under arbitration agreements, if successful, would significantly impact the elite status that pre-dispute contractual arbitration clauses currently hold.' This casenote examines how the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently addressed this issue in the context of a false claims action.



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