May 18, 2019 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorneys: Whistleblower Case Settles

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Settlement in Whistleblower Case Against Network Security Company

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a settlement in a False Claims Act whistleblower case against Silicon Valley network security provider Fortinet. [1]   The government settled the case for a deal worth $545,000.  The Sunnyvale-based company agreed to pay $400,000 and to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with $145,000 in security equipment.  According to the settlement agreement, Fortinet acknowledge that an employee had for more than seven years altered the labels on certain products to make them appear compliant with federal regulations.

If you have original information of false claims against any agency of the federal government or against any agency of the State of California, the San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. can represent you in bringing an action under the federal False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., and/or the California False Claims Act, Cal. Gov’t Code § 12650 et seq.  Call our whistleblower attorneys today at (415)441-8669. Our whistleblower attorneys know how best to organize your information and documentation and will guide your case from initial submission through investigation and discovery to trial or settlement.  Our attorneys can also represent you in any action for wrongful termination or other retaliation in accordance with legal protections under federal and California laws.  31 U.S.C. § 3730(h); Cal. Gov’t Code § 12650 et seq.

False claims cases arise against federal and state governments by reason of fraudulent claims against government agencies for payment or reimbursement. Companies guilty of such illegal practices include government contractors and services providers, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and other manufacturers, banks and mortgage companies, insurers, accounting firms, and more.  The government rewards whistleblowers for their efforts.  Under the federal False Claims Act, whistleblowers can receive up to 30 percent of the government’s recovery.  31 U.S.C. § 3730(d).  Under the California False Claims Act, plaintiffs can receive up to 50% of the recovery if the State does not proceed with the action and up to 33% if the State does proceed with the action.  Cal. Gov’t Code § 12652(g).

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Our California whistleblower attorneys handle all types of whistleblower cases. If you or someone you love has information regarding a whistleblower/qui tam case in San Francisco or elsewhere in California involving the federal or California False Claims Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Office, the FINRA Whistleblower Office or other illegal activity, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys also have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies.  We can help guide your case through filing a complaint, investigation and discovery through trial or an equitable settlement.  We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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