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Aug 4 2017

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# Back Release of Claims Barred Later FCA Qui Tam Action SYNOPSIS. The Fourth Circuit dismissed a qui tam suit brought by a former employee who had signed a broad release as part of a severance agreement where the Government already had sufficient knowledge of the subject matter of those claims prior to when the former employee filed his qui tam suit. This Government knowledge rule, in an era of mandatory disclosure, could have a significant impact on the ability of former employees who have given their former employers a broad release to bring qui tam suits. On October 12, …