Qui Tam Relator Barred From Suing Purdue: 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a former employee of Purdue Pharma LP was barred under a release agreement from bringing a qui tam suit accusing the company of falsely marketing its painkiller OxyContin, affirming a lower court's dismissal of the suit, though on different grounds.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday said a release signed by former Purdue sales manager and qui tam plaintiff Mark Radcliffe was enforceable, despite case law to the contrary, because Radcliffe's suit did not...
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