False Claims Act cases are backlogged in Boston, spurring judges to preemptively unseal them for public analysis.

James M. Becker, a shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Litigation Section, told the National Law Journal, in an article published August 1, 2011, that in almost every case, the government files a motion to extend the seal.

"With any individual judge it's a question of how long they're willing to grant an extension of a seal," he said. "Some judges have a longer rope of patience than others."