Erika Kelton in The New York Times, 10/21/14.
Legal experts in False Claims Act cases say the $175 million verdict is on the higher end of recent judgments.
“There’s no denying it’s a big number,” said Erika A. Kelton, a whistle-blower lawyer with Phillips & Cohen who is not involved in the Trinity litigation.
Ms. Kelton said that the government usually joins the fray in successful False Claims Act cases. But in the Trinity case, the Federal Highway Administration did not participate.