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Judge Overturns Whistleblower Claims In Oil Case

Law360 (April 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has overturned a jury verdict that favored an Interior Department whistleblower who alleged that Kerr-McGee Corp. had underpaid royalties for oil and gas it pumped in the Gulf of Mexico.

Judge Phillip S. Figa of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado said that Bobby Maxwell, a former senior auditor with the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service, failed to meet a condition of the False Claims Act because he worked for the government. Therefore, Maxwell couldn’t voluntarily disclose the information about...
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