The State of California, ex rel, Kevin Bartoo, v. Jerico Products, Inc., Lind Marine, Jerald Morris, Michael Lind, Suisun Bay Associates, Morris Tug & Barge, Inc., Olin Jones Sand Co., Jones Sand Co., Olin Jones, Hanson Building Materials America, Inc., Hanson Aggregates West, Inc., Hanson Aggregates Mid-Pacific, Inc., Hanson Marine Operations, Inc., Marine Aggregate Services, Inc., and DOES 11-50, Contra Costa County Superior Court, Case No. CIVMSC05-02420

Represented whistleblower in breach of contract and False Claims Act case against international aggregates company arising out of scheme to underpay royalties owed to State of California for dredging of sand from San Francisco Bay. Following intervention by State of California, a month-long contract interpretation phase of trial completed with ruling in favor of plaintiffs by Contra Costa County Superior Court complex litigation judge.

Case settled for $42.2 million. Our client received the second largest payout ever made under the California False Claims Act.