Verizon Persuades Judge To Alter Tone In $93M FCA Case

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc., which paid $93.5 million to settle fraud allegations related to its telecommunications contracts with the federal government, persuaded a Washington federal judge Thursday to tone down a written order that seemed to conclude that the company was guilty.

Despite its February 2011 settlement payment, Verizon has continued to deny a whistleblower's allegations that it illegally overcharged the government by including federal, state and local taxes on its bills. The controversy was stirred up again when U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler resolved a dispute...
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