Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fleishman-Hillard
Current Parent Company: 
Omnicom
Penalty: 
$5,700,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
April 19, 2005
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Fleishman-Hillard agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the city of Los Angeles over the public relations firm's work for the Department of Water and Power; the company also waived payment of about $1.2 million in unpaid DWP invoices.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Los Angeles (CA) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
Los Angeles
Facility City: 
Los Angeles
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
advertising
Source of Data: 

PR Giant Agrees to $5.7 Million Settlement with City, City News Service, April 19, 2005 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.