Whistleblowers Want Bigger Slice Of $94M Verizon Deal

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Two whistleblowers on Tuesday sought a greater share of Verizon Communications Inc.'s $93.5 million settlement in a Washington suit alleging the company overcharged the federal government for telecommunications contracts, saying they deserved more than the minimum afforded by law.

The government granted relators Stephen M. Shea and 2Probe LLC the legal minimum of 15 percent of the settlement after being compelled to pay up in court, but the two sides have been unable to agree on how much more the Delaware startup and its owner should receive, according to Tuesday's motion....
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