KMB Partner David J. Marshall Speaks on NPR's All Things Considered About Gallup Lawsuit

National Public Radio correspondent Carrie Johnson interviewed Katz, Marshall & Banks Partner David J. Marshall on Friday, November 30, 2012, for a story on KMB’s “qui tam” lawsuit against The Gallup Organization.  KMB represents whistleblower Michael Lindley, a former client services director at The Gallup Organization who was terminated the day after he complained about what he perceived to be fraudulent conduct on Gallup’s part in connection with its government contracts.  Lindley alleges in the lawsuit that the company that calls itself “the most trusted name in polling” engaged in fraud in its contracts with the U.S. Mint, the U.S. Department of State, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”).  According to Lindley’s amended complaint and the U.S. Department of Justice’s complaint, both filed in the case last week, Gallup inflated the cost estimates it provided to the Mint and the State Department, resulting in unwarranted contract prices and profits for Gallup.  Lindley and the government have also accused Gallup of unlawfully offering a job at the polling firm to a government official in order to win a lucrative contract with FEMA.

In the NPR story on the Gallup suit, Marshall told correspondent Carrie Johnson that Lindley approached his superiors about the fraud “and he said ‘you have to stop this. You told me that you were going to work on this. It hasn't changed. If you don't report this to the government and stop it now, I'm going to go to the Department of Justice and report this.’ The next day,” Marshall said, “he came into work and he was fired.”  Marshall and KMB Associate Abigail Cook-Mack, along with lawyers from Vogel, Slade & Goldstein, LLP, represent Lindley in his qui tam and retaliation lawsuit against Gallup.

Click here to learn more about Lindley’s whistleblower lawsuit against Gallup.