Pollock Cohen counsel Max Rodriguez and partner Adam Pollock are representing Clifford Weiner in a qui tam lawsuit against Siemens Inc. and Siemens Electrical LLC. After recently taking over the case, Rodriguez and Pollock prevailed in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, winning the first ever appellate case addressing this unique False Claims Act issue. The case has now returned to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The suit alleges that Siemens made misrepresentations to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in order to win contracts funded by the federal government for the construction of a water filtration plant in the Bronx. While Siemens has already paid a $10 million fine to New York City, and multiple individuals pled guilty, the District Court had improperly dismissed the qui tam whistleblower case.
Pollock Cohen LLP substituted in as counsel, prevailed on the appeal, and will now proceed to litigate the merits of the case.
Links to media coverage of the case can be found below.