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The US Department of Justice Involved In A Whistleblower Lawsuit That Alleges Symantec Overcharged Federal and State Governments Tens of Millions Parker Waichman Comments
Date:8/14/2014

Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been defrauded due to unethical behaviors, reports that the Justice Department recently joined in a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges that technology company, Symantec, overcharged the federal and some states’ governments. The case is the United States of America and the States of California, Florida, and New York, ex rel. Lori Morsell and Lori Morsell v. Symantec Corporation, which was filed on July 20, 2013 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:12-cv-00800-RC).

“Parker Waichman is pleased to learn that the Department of Justice has joined in this case, which lends credence to the whistleblower’s claims,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at the firm. “These types of alleged fraudulent activities cost the government and its taxpayers money and weaken our economy.”

According to a July 28, 2014 The Washington Post report, the computer software firm’s overcharges number in the tens of millions of dollars, and the lawsuit includes allegations that Symantec put a spin on the way in which it was discounting its products to its commercial consumers. Because the government’s price for the involved products was based on the commercial firms’ discounts, the government’s price was also inflated. The contract was in effect from 2007 to 2012 and involved software sales totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

“When doing business with the government, honesty and transparency are essential,” United States Attor
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