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Even the federal government can fall victim to the greed and fraud of big corporations. So, when it became apparent that several major companies had cheated the United States government out of hundreds of millions of dollars, Nix, Patterson & Roach, L.L.P. (“NPR”) filed suit under the False Claims Act. The Firm was lead attorney for one of three relators (relator is the term used for the plaintiff in FCA litigation) in Johnson, et al. v. Shell, et al., in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. The Johnson Lawsuit ultimately resulted in settlements in excess of $400 million dollars on behalf of the United States Government. At the time, the Johnson Lawsuit resulted in the largest FCA recovery in history.

NPR currently represents Harrold Wright (one of the three relators in the Johnson Lawsuit) in a related FCA lawsuit against more than a dozen major gas producing corporate families in Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Company et al., pending in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.