Fraud Against the Government

Avaya Lucent AT&T

Result: $21.75 million settlement
Year: 2010

Lieff Cabraser represented whistleblowers in litigation alleging that defendants Avaya, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T violated the Federal Civil False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq., as amended), and the False Claims Acts of California and several other states.

The complaint alleged that defendants charged governmental agencies for the lease, rental, and post-warranty maintenance of telephone communications systems and services that the governmental agencies no longer possessed and/or were no longer maintained by defendants. In November 2010, the parties entered into a $21.75 million settlement of the litigation.