Atty Dodges Sanctions Over Facebook Post On FCA Mediation

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge Wednesday said she won’t sanction an attorney who posted an update on his Facebook profile related to a $43 million settlement demand in a qui tam False Claims Act suit against a shipyard contractor.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga declined to sanction New York attorney Derrick Storms for posting a picture of himself and his client, Adrian Batlle of plaintiff A1 Procurement LLC after a mediation session with Tampa-based defendant Hendry Corp.

The picture, which portrayed a smiling Storms, had a...
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Case Information

Case Title

A1 Procurement et al v. Hendry Corporation, et al.

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Cecilia M. Altonaga

Date Filed

October 3, 2011

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