Oracle Whistleblower asks for $42M Reward
An ex-Oracle employee who filed a False Claims Act case against Oracle, claiming that it denied discounts to the government generally given to non-government contractors, is seeking 25% of all damages which are expected to be as high as $169 million which would give the former employeee Paul Frascella $42 million. His lawsuit, filed and kept under seal until now was made public after the Dept of Justice decided to join his action against Oracle. According to the suit, the Government Services Office (GSA) allows software companies to list their products in government catalogs after certifying that they have given the United States their most favorable deep discounts, equal or greater than their largest commercial discounts. The False Claims Act is a whistleblower law allowing individuals to file lawsuits on behalf of the United States Government and recover a reward for doing so.