Georgia Company Agrees to Pay $95,000 to Government to Settle False Claims Allegations
On August 5, 2013, in U.S. District Court, Nashville, Tennessee, Oldcastle Precast, Inc. (Oldcastle), a national building products company, entered into a settlement agreement with the United States in connection with a civil false claims investigation of allegations that Oldcastle submitted false claims for products that did not meet required specifications. The products in question were catch basins that are typically used in and adjacent to roadway construction. Oldcastle has agreed to pay $95,000 to settle these allegations.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) performed destructive testing of several precast concrete units manufactured by Oldcastle for use in highway projects and several were found that did not conform to TDOT specifications as they related to the strength and placement of rebar within the products. In addition to the settlement, Oldcastle previously reimbursed TDOT $40,552 for damages related to the non-conforming units.