Verizon Asks DC Circ. To Knock Down FCA Appeal

Law360, Washington (November 26, 2013, 7:30 PM EST) -- Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday asked the D.C. Circuit not to revive a qui tam relator's second False Claims Act suit accusing the company of fraudulent billing practices, saying the case was virtually similar to his prior case, which ended with Verizon paying a $93.5 million settlement.

Verizon counsel Seth P. Waxman told a three-judge panel on Tuesday that relator Philip Shea’s qui tam suit was barred from bringing a second case over allegations that Verizon had overbilled the General Services Administration on two government contracts...
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