3 Tips For Workable FCA Release Programs

Law360, Washington (July 25, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT) -- As qui tam False Claims Act lawsuits continue to rise, health care companies and their attorneys are working to bolster internal compliance programs and eyeing employee litigation releases as a way to limit exposure. But those agreements require some careful handling.

In 2013, qui tam relators filed a record-breaking 752 complaints — 100 more than in the previous year. The increase in FCA allegations hasn't led to a dramatic increase in government interventions in the litigation, according to Crowell & Moring LLP partner Robert T. Rhoad. But in the steady 25 percent of FCA cases the U.S. Department of Justice does intervene in,...

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