United States ex rel. Sherwin v. Office Depot (Los Angeles County Superior Court) – $68 Million Settlement
Case Type: Whistleblower/Qui Tam
Company: Office Depot
The whistleblower, represented by Altomease Kennedy and California co-counsels, alleged that Office Depot violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging numerous governmental entities, including the city and county of Los Angeles, for office and classroom supplies, and failing to offer them the company’s “best price.” The city of Los Angeles received the largest settlement allocation of more than $11 million.