Sprint Setback In FCA Case To Boost NY Whistleblower Suits

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT) -- New York's expansive False Claims Act passed a big test last week when Sprint Nextel Corp., facing triple damages for an alleged $100 million tax-dodge, failed to cripple the retroactive reach of the tough new law in a development lawyers say will lure more corporate tax whistleblowers to the state.

Their comments came after Manhattan trial judge Peter O. Sherwood left standing the central pillar of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's suit against the Overland Park, Kan.-based wireless carrier, rejecting Sprint's assertion that the...
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