7th Circ. Panel Revives Rolls-Royce Qui Tam Suit

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Overturning a lower court ruling, a federal appellate court has ruled that a qui tam lawsuit filed by a former Rolls-Royce PLC engineer over allegedly defective parts is not precluded merely because he previously filed a related employment suit against the company.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said that the resolution of personal employment litigation did not preclude a qui tam action.

The decision revives part of the lawsuit brought by former Rolls-Royce engineer Curtis Lusby, who came...
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