4th Circ. Revives Whistleblower Bid For $24M Judgment

By Bryan Koenig (November 16, 2016, 2:13 PM EST) -- A Fourth Circuit panel's published opinion Tuesday revived a whistleblower bid to satisfy a $24 million bid-rigging False Claims Act judgment won against Gosselin Group NV, concluding that a lower court erred when summarily letting alleged Gosselin successor Government Logistics NV off the hook.

The district court shouldn't have dismissed the successor corporation liability claims brought against GovLog, nor alternatively found that a lack of sufficient evidence necessitated a win on the merits, the panel found.

Whistleblower Kurt Bunk adequately outlined the dealings between GovLog and its predecessor for a "solid foundation" backing the legal theory called fraudulent transaction, according to...

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