WHISTLEBLOWER WIN: A $9.9m settlement between L&T Tech Services, Ltd (LTTS) & the US Government was just announced, the result of a multi-agency investigation into LTTS spurred by a whistleblower (qui tam) complaint filed in federal court by our client Michael Harmon.
Qui tam lawsuits are a type of whistleblower suit brought under the False Claims Act, a law that rewards whistleblowers in situations where persons/companies defraud the government. It is the federal government’s primary litigation tool in combating fraud against the government.
In this case, LTTS was alleged to have underpaid visa fees owed to the United States between 2014 and 2019 by acquiring inexpensive B-1 visas, rather than the more expensive H-1B visas, in alleged violation of the False Claims Act.
Loevy & Loevy congratulates Assistant US Attorneys Stan Ragsdale, Beth Warren, and Brook Andrews of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina for their work on this case.
Read more about this case and its resolution on the Department of Justice’s website: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sc/pr/larsen-toubro-technology-services-pays-9928000-resolve-false-claims-act-allegations
Loevy & Loevy handles all types of whistleblower cases under state and federal False Claims Acts, or “qui tam” cases, as well as under SEC and other whistleblower programs. Read more about Loevy & Loevy’s whistleblower practice: https://www.loevy.com/whistleblower-protection/