Shippers Pay $3.4M To End Gov't Contract Price-Fixing Row

Law360, New York (March 07, 2014, 10:36 PM ET) -- Two shipping companies have agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle a whistleblower suit alleging they violated the False Claims Act by fixing the price of government cargo transportation contracts between the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

Sea Star Line LLC and Horizon Lines LLC will pay $1.9 million and $1.5 million respectively, to resolve allegations they colluded to fix the prices of contracts with government agencies, such as the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture, and...
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United States of America, ex rel. et al


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3:13-cv-00052

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Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act

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Brian J. Davis

Date Filed

November 15, 2013

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