US Wins $61M From Contractor That Withheld Discounts

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced a $60.9 million settlement with RPM International Inc. over a whistleblower's False Claims Act allegations that a subsidiary didn’t give the federal government the same discounts it gives other customers, but charges under state laws remain intact.

The alleged false claims made by RPM subsidiary Tremco Inc. were related to two multiple award schedule contracts with the U.S. General Services Administration for roofing supplies and services. In addition to not passing on the normal discounts it gives to...
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