Category Archives: False Claims Act / Whistleblower Litigation
Act for Prevention of Pollution from Ships (“APPS”) whistleblowers – Tradewinds, February 22, 2018) Mariners who are Act for Prevention of Pollution from Ships (“APPS”) whistleblowers are being held in the U.S., often against their will, while waiting to give evidence in pollution trials. It can be difficult for the crew and costly for… Read More »
Firm Principal J. Stephen Simms was quoted in an October 28th article for Tradewinds, regarding the implications of a recent false claims act settlement. Read the article below, or view a full PDF of the article here. APL strikes $9.8m False Claims Act settlement US announces civil penalty but says liner operator does not… Read More »
The Firm represents a blacklisted, whistleblowing third engineer who alerted the United States Coast Guard to illegal dumping in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. The third engineer’s evidence earned the U.S. government over $2,000,000 in fines; and despite a Department of Justice recommendation that the third engineer recover from the… Read More »
UPDATE: A third engineer whistleblower represented by the Firm whose information to the Coast Guard enabled the U.S. government to levy $2,000,000 in fines is awarded $462,500 by a federal district court judge. See the prior post here. Read the full story at the Baltimore Sun.