How long has it been since Katrina came ashore? More than two years and five months. You would think that would be enough time for the government to make up its mind whether it has reason to believe the allegations of the Ex rel. Rigsby False Claims Act lawsuit, or whether it has reason to believe the allegations are pure bunk.
The government is ready to do neither. In response to Magistrate Judge Robert Walker’s order of last year that the government must elect by January 31 whether to intervene in the case or let it slide, the U.S. Attorney’s office dropped back 15 yards and punted.
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