Guernsey Firm Victorious in Multi-Million Dollar Federal False Claims Act CaseBy | On Jul 02, 2010
In a recent decision from the Federal District Court in Manhattan, District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin dismissed a multimillion dollar False Claims Act complaint a purported whistleblower brought against Glenn Gardens Associates, a residential apartment complex located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Attorney Sherwood Guernsey represent Glenn Gardens Associates, and together with local counsel , attorneys Peter Neger and Gillian Epstein from Bingham McCutchen in New York, they were successful in convincing the Federal Court that the whistleblower’s complaint should be dismissed.
The whistleblower sought over $10 million dollars from Glenn Gardens, claiming that it had improperly obtained housing voucher payments from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). Agreeing with Glenn Gardens’ arguments, the court threw out the complaint, concluding that the false claims act barred the whistleblower’s claims, and that the whistleblower was not an “original source” under the False Claims Act.
The Guernsey firm has represented Glenn Gardens since 2002 and is very familiar with the issues facing landlords of major residential real estate. Please contact Mr. Guernsey for further information: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.