In “Siemens Fraud Suit Reopened Because of Flawed Process Ruling” (Bloomberg Law, November 28, 2023), Bloomberg Law reports that Siemens Industry Inc. and Siemens Electrical LLC will again face a whistleblower’s claims that the companies made misrepresentations to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to win federally funded contracts.
After recently taking over the case, Pollock Cohen LLP 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 improperly dismissed the qui tam whistleblower case.
Pollock Cohen counsel represent Weiner in the matter. The case is United States ex rel. Weiner v. Siemens AG, 2d Cir., No. 22-2656, 11/28/23.
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