Shipper United Parcel Service Falsified Records to Cover Up Late Deliveries
Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple, PLLC (“WGW”), a boutique law firm regularly representing Qui Tam whistleblowers in large federal and state False Claims Act cases, today announces that a federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia has approved a settlement by which international shipper United Parcel Service (“UPS”) has agreed to pay in excess of $25 million dollars to resolve allegations that UPS routinely falsified delivery records regarding federal and state government packages for years.
FedEx will pay the federal government $8 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit that claimed the company’s couriers blamed heightened security measures for late deliveries to avoid paying penalties for missing shipping deadlines.
Law360, New York (May 03, 2011, 8:26 PM ET) -- FedEx Corp. reached an $8 million settlement Tuesday in a False Claims Act suit in Washington that accused the company of fraudulently blaming shipping delays on heightened security measures implemented after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
WASHINGTON (AP/WUSA) -- The Justice Department says FedEx Corp. will pay $8 million to settle allegations that company couriers falsely blamed increased security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for delivery delays on packages to the government.
FedEx Corp. has agreed to pay the federal government $8 million to resolve allegations the company misused delivery codes to excuse couriers from failing to deliver overnight packages in a timely fashion.
A whistleblower has alleged that FedEx "used 9/11 to profit," defrauding the government by falsely blaming security delays related to the terror attacks for slow deliveries and then failing to pay penalties for packages that arrived late.