Slaughterhouse Owners Hit With $500M Judgment In FCA Case

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 9:35 PM EST) -- The owners of a bankrupt California slaughterhouse that was at the center of an animal abuse scandal prompting the largest beef recall in U.S. history have agreed to a total judgment worth $497.3 million, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday.

Donald Hallmark Sr. and Donald Hallmark Jr. have agreed to pay approximately $304,000 to settle claims in a suit brought by the Humane Society in 2008, alleging they defrauded the government by purporting to comply with the terms of their federal contracts to...
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