Supreme Court: ​Schindler Elevator Corporation v. U.S. ex rel. Kirk

FOIA releases should not be considered as something that can discredit a relator in qui tam cases. If this were to be the case then companies could just release information and FCA cases against them waived. “Disclosure of a public record is merely that, a disclosure; the mere fact that a public record has been disclosed does not automatically transform the record into an administrative report and investigation, consistent with the meaning of the words used in §3730(e)(4).”

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