Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
Bloomberg News (8/3, Ricadela, Voreacos) reports, “Hewlett-Packard Co., the world’s largest maker of personal computers and printers, agreed in principle to settle a US probe of false billings, a deal that will trim earnings by 2 cents a share in the third quarter. The agreement would resolve a Justice Department investigation of whether the company overcharged taxpayers through a General Services Administration contract, HP said today in a statement. The accord also would settle claims in a False Claims Act lawsuit, first filed by a whistleblower and later joined by the US, that the company paid kickbacks.”
False billings, overcharging taxpayers, paying kick-backs. These are bad things that companies should never do, not just because they are illegal, but because they are unethical. It took the courage of a “whistleblower”–an employee of the company–to come forward and put an end to the offensive conduct.
My firm accepts whistleblower cases. We work to ensure that justice is obtained for the whistleblower and for all consumers.
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Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including whistleblower actions, automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. Mr. Zambri has also been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2011 edition), as well as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)–national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.
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