|November 12, 2013
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Company Allegedly Overcharged Government Customers for Software Maintenance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi, attorneys general from seven other states and the District of Columbia, and the United States Department of Justice have reached an $11 million settlement with New York-based CA Technologies, Inc. The settlement resolves allegations that CA Technologies overcharged government customers for software maintenance plans. Between 2001 and 2009, CA Technologies allegedly started new maintenance plans for government customers on the date they requested to renew their plans, not the actual expiration date of their existing plans. Florida customers included school districts, libraries, and state universities. The states will recover approximately $3 million from CA Technologies, of which Florida governmental entities will receive more than $300,000. The settlement amount is divided based on the number of transactions that each state had with CA Technologies.
“This settlement provides relief to taxpayer-funded governmental entities that CA Technologies overcharged throughout Florida,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.
This settlement resulted from a lawsuit brought under the federal and state false claims acts that was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Florida False Claims Act empowers the Attorney General's office to take legal action against companies and individuals who defraud the government.
The other states participating in the lawsuit are California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, and Virginia along with the District of Columbia.
Follow this link to view a copy of the settlement: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MMFD-9D6MTM/$file/flexecuted.pdf