US, La. Construction Co. Settle Katrina Trailer FCA Suit

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 2:23 PM EST) -- The U.S., a whistleblower, a New Orleans construction company and certain employees on Tuesday settled a False Claims Act suit alleging the company forged documents in connection with a $28 million Federal Emergency Management Agency contract for servicing trailers following Hurricane Katrina.

U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana ordered the case dismissed without costs and without prejudice after learning that all of the parties involved had “firmly agreed upon a compromise.”

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Case Information

Case Title

deCastro v. Jacquet Construction Services, L.L.C. et al

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Nannette Jolivette Brown

Date Filed

June 21, 2007

Government Agencies

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