Shell To Pay $4M In FCA Suit Over Cleanup Double-Dipping

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 4:15 PM EST) -- Shell Oil Co. will pay $4 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it sought payments from a Massachusetts fund for hazardous waste cleanup at its gas stations while it also received reimbursements from its insurers, state authorities said Thursday.

Shell and its joint venture, Motiva Enterprises LLC, sought false reimbursements from Massachusetts' Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund program for more than a hundred gas stations throughout the state, but did not reveal to authorities that it also received payments from insurers, according to a statement by Attorney General Martha Coakley.

"This program exists to help station operators...

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