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Do you know about a manufacturer or distributor that is trying to cheat the government by substituting cheap products or services for the ones it was supposed to provide? Some companies try to cut corners by providing goods that do not meet contract specifications, on the assumption that the Government is so big no one will ever notice. But taxpayers are paying for the goods specified in the contract – not for cheaper goods that do not meet the specs.
Under the FCA , you can do the right thing, and you also can get between 15%-30% of whatever the Government recovers. Learn more by talking to a qui tam attorney.
Lee Wallace graduated from Harvard Law School with honors, and she has 20 years of experience. She has a nationwide practice representing whistleblowers like you who want to stop fraud against the government. In a poll of all Georgia lawyers, Lee Wallace has been named a Georgia Super Lawyers® every year since the poll began.
Contact an Atlanta whistleblower lawyer today to see whether you can file a False Claims Act lawsuit against the company providing the nonconforming goods.
When Is a Contractor Liable for Providing Nonconforming Goods?
Under the False Claims Act, a company could be held liable for any situation where it provided goods that did not comply with the contractual requirements, if the contractor knew the goods did not comply with the specifications, or sent the items in reckless disregard of whether or not the goods met the requirements.
Examples of Contractors Held Liable for Providing Nonconforming Products
Here are some of the types of cases in which a contractor delivers a nonconforming good that does not meet the specs from the contract.
The False Claims Act could apply to hold contractors accountable in these types of situations:
- A contractor manufactures products out of lower-quality, cheaper materials, instead of the high-quality materials it agreed to use.
- A manufacturer sends a defective product to the Government.
- A contractor agreed to comply with the Buy American Act, but instead uses or sends items that were manufactured somewhere else.
- Even though the Government specified exactly what product it wanted, the supplier sent a similar item instead of the one the Government contracted to get.
- A company agrees to test goods before it sends them, but does not.
- A manufacturer uses component parts or ingredients that are different from those it agreed to use.
- A college agrees to teach classes in an institution, but instead allows students to take online classes, or even to get grades without actually taking a class.
- A contractor, such as a research institution, university or medical facility gets a grant for a specific reason, but uses the grant money for a different program or a different purpose.
- A contractor uses expired, out-of-date ingredients to manufacture a product that it then sends to the United States.
- A manufacturer knows that its products or the components of its products are not meeting the test requirements – but it sends them to the Government, anyway.
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