Gallup Pays $10.5M To Settle Whistleblower Suit With Feds

Law360, Chicago (July 15, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT) -- Gallup Inc. has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a False Claims Act suit alleging the company overbilled government agencies for polling contracts and let a federal official guide a contract to the firm as he was being considered for employment there, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.

The settlement resolves a complaint originally brought by whistleblower Michael Lindley, Gallup's former client services director, who alleged he was fired in retaliation for claiming the company defrauded the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Department of...
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