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2011-1067 Brief of Amicus Curiae Chamber of Commerce of the United States Filed 3-1-11

2011-1067 Brief of Amicus Curiae Chamber of Commerce of the United States Filed 3-1-11

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2011-1067
UNITEDSTATESCOURTOFAPPEALSFORTHEFEDERALCIRCUIT
FLFMC,LLC,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.WHAM-O,INC.,
Defendant-Appellee,
v.UNITEDSTATES,
Intervenor.
AppealfromtheUnitedStatesDistrictCourtfortheWesternDistrictofPennsylvaniainCaseNo.1O-CV-0435,JudgeArthurJ.Schwab.
BRIEFOF
AMICUSCURIAE
CHAMBEROFCOMMERCEOFTHEUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICAINSUPPORTOFDEFENDANT-APPELLEEANDAFFIRMANCE
OfCounsel
RobinS.Conrad
NATIONALCHAMBERLITIGATIONCENTER,
INC.
1615HStreet,N.W.Washington,D.C.20062(202)463-5337M.MillerBakerMichaelS.NadelJeffreyW.Mikoni
McDERMOTTWILL
&
EMERYLLP
600ThirteenthStreet,N.W.Washington,D.C.20005(202)756-8000
AttorneysforAmicusCuriaeChamberofCommerceoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica
BeckerGallagher.Cincinnati,OH.Washington,D.C..800.890.5001
 
Form9
FORM9.CertificateofInterest
UNITEDSTATESCOURTOFAPPEALSFORTHEFEDERALCIRCUIT
v.Wham-G,Inc.
-------------------------
LFMC,LLC
No.
2011-1067
CERTIFICATEOFINTEREST
Counselforthe(petitioner)(appellant)(respondent)(appellee)(amicus)(nameofparty)
ChamberofCommerceoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica
certifiesthefollowing(use"None"ifapplicable;useextrasheetsifnecessary):1.Thefullnameofeverypartyoramicusrepresentedbymeis:
ChamberofCommerceoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica
2.Thenameoftherealpartyininterest(ifthepartynamedinthecaptionisnottherealpartyininterest)representedbymeis:
None
3.Allparentcorporationsandanypubliclyheldcompaniesthatown10percentormoreofthestockofthepartyoramicuscuriaerepresentedbymeare:
None
4.
0
Thenamesofalllawfirmsandthepartnersorassociatesthatappearedforthepartyoramicusnowrepresentedbymeinthetrialcourtoragencyorareexpectedtoappearinthiscourtare:
McDermottWill&EmeryLLP-M.MillerBaker,MichaelS.Nadel,JeffreyW.MikoniNationalChamberLitigationCenter,Inc.-RobinS.Conrad
TDatertednameofcounselPleaseNote:Allquestionsmustbeansweredcc:_
124
 
TABLEOFCONTENTS
TABLEOFCONTENTS~iTABLEOFAUTHORITIESiiiSTATEMENTOFINTERESTOF
AMICUSCURlAE
1INTRODUCTION3SUMMARYOFTHEARGUMENT4ARGUMENT7I.SECTION292(b)VIOLATESTHETAKECARECLAUSE7A.TheTakeCareClauseRequirestheExecutivetoHave"SufficientControl"overBothCivilandCriminalLawEnforcementFunctions7B.Section292(b)DeniestheGovernment"SufficientControl"OveraRelator'sAction101.TheGovernmentReceivesNoNoticeofSection292(b)Suits122.EvenIftheGovernmentReceivesNotice,theGovernmentMayNotInterveneInaSection292(b)SuitBecause
It
IsNota"Person"ThatCanAssertaSection292(b)Claim123.EvenIftheGovernmentCouldInterveneInaSection292(b)Suit,
It
CouldNotControlaRelator'sConductoftheLitigation15C.TheHistoryofQuiTamStatutesDoesNotExcuseSection292(b)'sConstitutionalDefects16II.SECTION292(b)VIOLATESTHEAPPOINTMENTSCLAUSE19
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