The settlement resolves allegations in a whistleblower complaint filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. These provisions allow private citizens to bring civil actions on behalf of the United States and share in any recovery.
NJ Transit's board members unanimously rejected awarding two contracts to Academy Express, LLC, on Monday night in what one member called a "difficult and perplexing situation.
EFIT is made up of three teams with one supervisor, three full-time investigators and one part-time investigator. The contract is with Debra Lynn Gallant, an accounting and consulting firm in Florida, and the teams are each spending three weeks in Albuquerque at a time. During that time, investigators are on call 24/7 and must respond to a scene within an hour of being notified of a use of force, according to the report.
Bill Hurlock, a Montclair-based lawyer...said the statute of limitations is six years for this kind of case in New Jersey, which could explain why the attorney general’s investigation spanned a roughly six-year time frame.
This is typical, according to Bill Hurlock, an attorney not involved in the case who specializes in False Claims Act cases like this one..."The theory behind that is that while it’s under seal, the government is afforded the opportunity to investigate the allegations that the whistleblower brought to its attention..."
William Hurlock, an experienced New Jersey attorney who is a member of the Washington, D.C.-based group Taxpayers Against Fraud, sees this time as a perfect opportunity for those who wish to commit fraud with government funds.
William Louis Hurlock's love for litigation, law and the courtroom began when he was in the fifth grade. Hurlock lived near the local courthouse and would sneak into the back of the courtroom and watch the proceedings. From then on, he knew law was in his future.
William Louis Hurlock Esq., the Managing Partner at Mueller Law’s New Jersey and New York offices, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in litigation. Mr. Hurlock is a trial attorney specializing in False Claims Act (qui tam), product liability, commercial litigation and mass tort cases. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals. In addition, Mr. Hurlock represents clients in class action and national mass tort multi-district cases.
In this new Insider Exclusive “Justice in America” Network TV Special, “JUSTICE IN AMERICA –Navigating America’s Legal, Prison, and Probation Systems , our News team goes behind the headlines to visit with Bill Hurlock and his guests, Montclair New Jersey Police Officer Garth Guthrie and Madeline Guthrie, Montclair NJ Neighborhood Development Corporation Coordinator.
In this new Insider Exclusive Network TV Special, “JUSTICE IN AMERICA – Whistleblower Charles Lewis’ Story” the News team goes behind the headlines to visit with Bill Hurlock, Managing Partner of Mueller Law, LLC, and his client Charles Lewis Jr, to tell how they successfully settled the whistleblower lawsuit by Amedisys paying $150 Million to the Federal government for violation of the False Claims Act.