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Attorney General Does Not Limit Court Dismissal

Breaking with the trend of Appellate Courts that just say no to pro se relators, the Tenth Circuit ruled on the merits of a pro se qui tam appeal.  In Brown v. Sherrod, 2008 U.S. Lexis 17438 (10th Cir. July 7, 2008), the unanimous Court rejected the pro se plaintiff’s appeal that the lower court did not have the power to dismiss his frivolous claims without the consent of the Attorney General of the United States.  The Court found the language of 31 U.S.C. sec. 3730(d) only applies to a voluntary dismissal.