§ 3730 (d) (1) for a share of the proceeds of the civil action and the settlement of claims arising from this Agreement and shall be deemed exempt. This Agreement does not resolve or affect any claims that the United States has or may have against the Publisher under Title 26, U.S. Code (Internal Revenue Code), or claims arising out of this Agreement. B. The company may take steps, depending on the circumstances, to ensure that it is not suspended or excluded as a result of the transaction or the allegations on which it was based. If desirable, the company should consider reaching a preliminary agreement with the DOJ on the amount, allegations, etc., and then apply to the competent suspension/exclusion authority prior to signing the agreement.