Whistleblower News: ABB Agrees To Pay Over $315 Million To Resolve Coordinated Global Foreign Bribery Case, Whistleblower And DOJ Spar Over Balance Of Power In False Claims Act Cases

ABB Agrees to Pay Over $315 Million to Resolve Coordinated Global Foreign Bribery Case


ABB Ltd. (ABB), a Swiss-based global technology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with core businesses focused on electrification, automation, motion, and robotics has agreed to pay more than $315 million to resolve an investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) stemming from the bribery of a high-ranking official at South Africa’s state-owned energy company. read more »

Whistleblower and DOJ spar over balance of power in False Claims Act cases


For decades, the Department of Justice’s government fraud enforcement efforts have been largely driven by whistleblower lawsuits filed under the False Claims Act. The statute’s qui tam provision encourages whistleblowers to file suit on behalf of the government and gives the government the opportunity to decide whether to take control of the case or allow the whistleblower to proceed. On Tuesday, the justices will consider the scope and timing of those options in U.S. ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, and determine whether and when the government has authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit after initially declining to take over the case. read more »