Murphy Anderson PLLC & Whistleblower Gregory Rudolph Announce $ 61 Million False Claims Act Settlement with RPM International, Inc. and Tremco, Inc.
Today, a Washington, DC judge unsealed a $60,058,963 Department of Justice settlement with RPM International, Inc., and Tremco, Inc. RPM, a Medina, Ohio publicly-owned company, and Tremco, its wholly-owned subsidiary, paid $61 million (with interest) to settle claims that Tremco knowingly submitted or caused to be submitted false claims to the United States, from January 2002 to March 2011.
Gregory Rudolph of Rocky River, Ohio, filed his whistleblower complaint in 2010 alleging that Tremco illegally sold roofing materials and overcharged government agencies for roofing products and services, via the federal Government Services Administration (GSA) purchasing system. The United States investigated and intervened in his False Claims Act qui tam complaint. The United States will share 17.9% of the $ 61 million settlement with Rudolph.