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July 8, 2014

Virginia-based move management company RE/MAX Allegiance Relocation Services agreed to pay roughly half a million dollars to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling the government for transportation services. The government alleged RE/MAX charged the government for federal employee relocation services it never provided and charged inflated rates for relocation services it did provide by charging inapplicable tariff rates. Former RE/MAX employee Michael Angel will receive a whistleblower reward in an undisclosed amount under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

February 18, 2014

Vector Planning and Services, an IT and systems engineering consulting firm agreed to pay $6.5M to settle False Claims Act allegations that it inflated claims for payment under several Navy service contracts. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

February 12, 2014

Government contractor MPRI Inc. agreed to pay $3.2M to resolve allegations that it submitted false labor charges on a contract to support the Army in Afghanistan. The allegations were first raised in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- Tishman Construction Corp.

Posted  12/11/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Tishman Construction Corporation.  Yesterday, the construction company, one of the largest in New York City, agreed to pay more than $20 million to settle charges of overbilling customers over a ten-year period.  In announcing the settlement, U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Robert L. Capers said...

October 21, 2015

14 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the cities of Chicago and New York, reached a $4 million settlement with UPS, resolving allegations brought by a whistleblower that that certain UPS employees recorded inaccurate delivery times on packages sent by governmental customers through next-day delivery services, resulting in premium-priced packages that appeared to have been delivered by their guaranteed commitment times when they had not been timely delivered. The lawsuit also alleged that certain UPS employees applied inapplicable or inappropriate exception codes to excuse late next-day packages, including claims of weather emergencies despite sunny conditions. As a result, the governmental customers were unable to claim or receive refunds for the late deliveries under the terms of their contracts. FL; IL; NY; MA; NM; VA

DOJ Catch of the Week — Boeing

Posted  10/16/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to the Boeing Company.  On Wednesday, the Chicago-based aerospace and defense industry giant agreed to pay $18 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for labor charges on maintenance contracts with the US Air Force.  See DOJ Press Release. According to the government,...

October 9, 2015

12 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government, reached a $26.75 million multistate settlement with Stericycle, Inc., an Illinois-based medical waste disposal company, resolving allegations that Stericycle imposed improper fuel and energy surcharges on governmental customers. FL; IN; IL; NJ; MA; RI; VA

DOJ Catch of the Week -- L-3 Communications

Posted  10/2/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to L-3 Communications Corporation and its affiliated entities Vertex Aerospace LLC and L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP.  On Monday, the government defense contractor agreed to pay $4.63 million to resolve allegations it inflated labor hours for time spent by independent contractors at the military’s...

October 10, 2014

Boeing entered in to a settlement that resolved allegations the aircraft maker improperly charged for labor costs under contracts with the U.S. Air Force for the maintenance and repair of C-17 Globemaster aircraft, one of the military’s major systems for transporting troops and cargo throughout the world.  Specifically, the government charged Boeing with intentionally billing the Air Force for a variety of labor costs in violation of applicable contract requirements, including for time its mechanics spent at meetings not directly related to the contracts. Boeing agreed to pay $23 million to resolve the matter. The settlement resolves allegations originally brought in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by present and former Boeing employees Clinton Craddock, Fred Van Shoubrouek, Anthony Rico and Fernando de la Garza. They will receive a combined whistleblower award of $3.9 million. DOJ

Northrop Grumman/TRW — Government Contracting/Overcharging ($111 million).

One of our whistleblower attorneys led the representation of Richard Bagley, a former chief financial officer for TRW’s Redondo Beach unit, in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act against Northrop Grumman Corp. and TRW Inc. for overcharging the Department of Defense on various military programs. Mr. Bagley alleged that the defendants shifted costs from private contract work to government contracts, engaged in unlawful accounting methods, and manipulated their financial data to collect millions of dollars in excess payments on Defense Department programs. The government joined the case, and the defendants paid $111 million. Mr. Bagley received a whistleblower reward of $27 million. See NY Times and LA Times for more.
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