Qui tam whistleblower case under False Claims Act settles in courthouse as trial set to begin.


In New Orleans on the week of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, our firm prepared to try a “whistleblower” case under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  The defendants, who were alleged to have fraudulently obtained a Hurricane Katrina relief contract, settled the case just before jury selection, on terms that our firm has agreed not to publicize.

We were proud and fortunate to have as our client a service-disabled veteran who endured significant health problems to see the case to its successful conclusion. By our willingness to do the work needed to take such cases to trial, we believe we obtain the best results for our clients.

Our firm is experienced in representing individuals in pursuing whistleblower claims under the federal and state False Claims Acts, the  SEC Whistleblower and CFTC Whistleblower Programs, and in the IRS Whistleblower Program. For more information about our whistleblower practice, please see our special whistleblower website, www.qui-tam-litigation.com.

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Richard W. Hendrix is a former state and federal prosecutor who has more than 30 years of experience in complex civil and criminal litigation. He has also served as a mediator in Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR).

Since joining Finch McCranie in 1985, Mr. Hendrix has built an extensive litigation practice focusing on wrongful death and serious personal injury cases as well as federal white collar criminal defense cases. He has successfully represented injured parties in personal injury cases throughout the state of Georgia. Mr. Hendrix has also effectively defended business and individuals, including a former US Congressman, against indictments and grand jury investigations. In 2006 and 2008-2012, he was selected to Georgia Super Lawyers.