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UPS Agrees to Pay $25 Million Settlement to Resolve False Claims

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The Department of Justice announced that Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve false claims allegations. According to justice.gov:

The settlement announced today resolves allegations that from 2004 to 2014, UPS engaged in practices that concealed its failure to comply with its delivery guarantees, thereby depriving federal customers of the ability to request refunds for the late delivery of packages. In particular, the government alleged that UPS knowingly recorded inaccurate delivery times on packages to make it appear that the packages were delivered on time, applied inapplicable “exception codes” to excuse late delivery (such as “security delay,” “customer not in,” or “business closed”), and provided inaccurate “on-time” performance data under the federal contracts.

Read more here: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-parcel-service-agrees-settle-alleged-civil-false-claims-act-violations

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