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Back in 1995, the United States Postal Service (USPS) sponsored the cycling team headed by Lance Armstrong, its top rider. In 2000 Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France and the USPS renewed its sponsorship of the team so long as Armstrong remained part of it. The USPS paid about $32 million to the team from 2000 to 2004. Problems arose however after it was revealed that the riders used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) which was contrary to the contract with the USPS which required the riders to comply with the rules of professional cycling and be drug free.

In 2010, Armstrong’s former USPS teammate Floyd Landis filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Armstrong[i] and others accusing them of violating the False Claims Act because of their PED use and their failure to disclose it.

In 2013, Armstrong admitted to his use of PEDs. The United States is now seeking almost $100 million in damages. Continue reading

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The False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong is the focus of an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin with numerous quotes from Chicago False Claims Act attorney Michael C. Rosenblat. Lance Armstrong

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2013

Qui Tam False Claims Act Lawsuit filed by Jennifer Perez

On January 8, 2013, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a $2.4 million settlement against Stericycle, Inc., one of the largest medical waste disposal companies in the United States, for overcharging nearly 1,000 New York government entities. The lawsuit which was filed by Jennifer Perez, a former employee of Stericycle, in Federal Court in Chicago in 2008 and was amended on June 28, 2010 to add the State of New York as a plaintiff and state a claim for relief under the New York False Claim Act.

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