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After Favorable Settlement, Bay Area Litigator Seeks to Make Client Whole in Case Involving Fraudulent Sales Practices by a Technology Firm Against the U.S. Government
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2016) - With the conclusion of a Silicon Valley whistleblower case resulting in a $75.5M settlement in favor of the U.S. government, the Law Offices of Jeffrey F. Ryan is now moving to have their client made whole and receive damages for wrongful termination. Mr. Ryan and his team earned nearly 20% qui tam award for their client.
Initially tipped off by the client, an employee of a large Silicon Valley technology firm who revealed ongoing fraudulent sales practices by the company against the U.S. government, Jeff Ryan and his team filed a qui tam lawsuit eventually leading to the settlement. With the settlement in place, Mr. Ryan is now seeking his client be compensated for wrongful termination and damages.
"The amount of courage it took for my client to come forward was incalculable; he did so at the risk of his professional and personal reputation," states Jeff Ryan. "We hope his courage and our victory for the taxpayers of America shows others that they too can come forward and seek justice without retaliation. The False Claims Act is there to provide whistleblowers with that path to justice."
During the American Civil War, dishonest government contractors sold the Union moth-eaten blankets and reportedly boasted that, "You can sell anything to the government, at almost any price you've got the guts to ask.'' Crates that were supposed to contain muskets instead came filled with sawdust. Decrepit horses were sold to the cavalry. The soles of soldiers' shoes were nothing but glued-together wood chips, and their uniforms were made of shoddy materials that fell apart in the first rain. These outrages prompted President Lincoln to push for the first federal whistleblower statute: the False Claims Act, which later became known as "Lincoln's Law."
Ryan and his team cited the current version of the False Claims Act in their complaint and marshalled evidence to prove violations of it spanning five years by a Silicon Valley giant.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey F. Ryan is an association of attorneys licensed to practice law before all of the courts in the State of California, with a focus on business litigation in the areas of employment law, business disputes, trade secret and intellectual property law, and insurance bad faith cases. The firm also handles the negotiation of severance packages for executives. The Law Office of Jeffrey F. Ryan acts in the best interests of its clients, the law, and the courts at all times.
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