Results really do matter, but we will let some of our results speak for themselves
K&G Law Group Partner Zachary Kitts is named “Qui Tam Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America for the 2020 edition
United States ex rel. Arven v. Virginia Neurological Birth Injury Fund, et al.
The Settlement Agreement incuded more than $20.7 million in cash; the government also recieved significant non-monetary releif in the form of promises by the Virginia Neurolgical Birth Injury Fund to conduct its business differently in the future. You can also read the Complaint filed in 2015.
United States ex rel. Bishop v. Level 3 Communications, et al.
One of our qui tam cases resulted in four criminal indictments in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; the criminal indictments were unsealed in October of 2017 and the trial began in October of 2018. Unfortunately, for reasons unrelated to the merits of the case, a mistrial was declared in 2018 but the cases will be re-tried in 2019.
United States ex rel. Morrow v. Fredericksburg Hospitalist Group, et al.
In 2017, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Office of the Virginia Attorney General announced a $4.2 million settlement in one of K&G Law Group’s cases. The relator, Richard Morrow, was represented by K&G partner Zach Kitts, Richmond lawyer Stephen Baril, and Boston lawyer Michael Lesser. The Complaint, filed in 2014, alleged that defendants upcoded hospitalist services from 2010 to 2015.
In 2018, United States and Commonwealth of Virginia ex rel. Morrow was named one of the largest settlements in Viriginia for 2017 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
Building a Precedent: Lewis v. City of Alexandria
In March of 2013 Zach Kitts and Justin Gilbert obtained a precedent-setting jury verdict in a Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act case captioned Lewis v. City of Alexandria. This was the first case by a local government official — in this case, Henry Lewis, who served as the architect for the City of Alexandria — alleging wrongful termination in violation of Va. Code § 8.01-216.8, which is the anti-retaliation provision of the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. You can read the Complaint here.
The case eventually wound its way to the Supreme Court of Virginia as Lewis v. City of Alexandria, 756 S.E.2d 465 (2014).
United States ex rel. Chao v. Calnet, LLC, et al.
In June of 2012, K&G Law Group partner Zach Kitts obtained an $18.1 million dollar settlement in a qui tam case brought under the federal False Claims Act against a Virginia-based defense contractor. That settlement, in U.S. ex rel. Chao v. Shah, et al., was the second largest settlement in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the year 2012.
Commonwealth of Virginia ex rel. FX Analytics v. Bank of New York Mellon, et al.
In January of 2011, a ground-breaking case was unsealed in the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, Virginia, captioned Commonwealth of Virginia ex rel. FX Analytics v. Bank of New York Mellon. In the months following the cases’ unsealing, every major newspaper in America covered the case.