Category Archives: Procurement Fraud

Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental agencies. 

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Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA).

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2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits.

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan Case

In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in U.S. ex rel. Carter v. Haliburton Co., 710 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2013).

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More Defense Contracting Fraud on the Horizon?

Since 9/11, defense spending has been at its highest points in U.S. history.  The Washington Post reports that since 2001 the U.S. defense budget has risen from $287 billion to $530 billion. 

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