The Department of Justice announced a settlement in unique case advancing a uncommon theory of recovery for False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuits. CA Inc., (“CA”), agreed to pay $45 million to resolve allegations brought by a whistleblower under the FCA.
CA’s settlement further cements the government’s commitment to routing out fraud with the help of “whistleblowing” employees. People with information about frauds against the government stand to benefit significantly financially, and may disrupt immoral and dishonest practices. Dani Shemesh, the former employee of CA Software LTD that filed the suit in 2014, will receive $10,195,000 for the information she provided.
Shemesh alleged that CA Software made false representations and claims in the negotiation and performance of a General Services Administration (“GSA”) software and licensing contract.