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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1982

PUBLIC LAW 97-258—SEPT. 13, 1982

96 STAT. 979

(B) does not proceed with the action with reasonable diligence within 6 months after entering an appearance, or within additional time the court allows after notice. (3) If the Government proceeds with the action, the action is conducted only by the Government. The Government is not bound by an act of the person bringing the action. (4) Unless the Government proceeds with the action, the court shall dismiss an action brought by the person on discovering the action is based on evidence or information the Government had when the action was brought. (c)(1) If the Government proceeds with an action, the person bringing the action may receive an amount the court decides is reasonable for disclosing evidence or information the Government did not have when the action was brought. The amount may not be more than 10 percent of the proceeds of the action or settlement of a claim and shall be paid out of those proceeds. (2) If the Government does not proceed with an action, the person bringing the action or settling the claim may receive an amount the court decides is reasonable for collecting the civil penalty and damages. The amount may not be more than 25 percent of the proceeds of the action or settlement and shall be paid out of those proceeds. The person may also receive an amount for reasonable expenses the court finds to have been necessarily incurred and costs awarded against the defendant. id) The Government is not liable for expenses a person incurs in bringing an action under this section. § 3731. False claims procedure (a) A subpena requiring the attendance of a witness at a trial or hearing conducted under section 3730 of this title may be served at any place in the United States. (b) A civil action under section 3730 of this title must be brought within 6 years from the date the violation is committed.

SUBTITLE IV—MONEY CHAPTPR

SIPC

51. COINS AND CURRENCY 53. MONETARY TRANSACTIONS

CHAPTER 51—COINS AND CURRENCY SUBCHAPTER I-MONETARY SYSTEM Sec. 5101. Decimal system. 5102. Standard weight. 5103. Legal tender. 5111. 5112. 5113. 5114. 5115. 5116. 5117. 5118. 5119. 5120. 5121.

SUBCHAPTER II-GENERAL AUTHORITY Minting and issuing coins, medals, and numismatic items. Denominations, specifications, and design of coins. Tolerances and testing of coins. Engraving and printing currency and security documents. United States currency notes. Buying and selling gold and silver. Transferring gold and gold certificates. Gold clauses and consent to sue. Redemption and cancellation of currency. Obsolete, mutilated, and worn coins and currency. Refining, assaying, and valuation of bullion.

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