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LexisNexis Settles False Claims Allegations of Nonpayment of Agency Fees Owed to Florida

  • Florida AG Ashley Moody reached a settlement with data company LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions, Inc. (“Lexis”) to resolve allegations that it systematically underpaid fees it owed under a contract to the state in violation of Florida’s False Claims Act.
  • The complaint, filed by a whistleblower, alleged that Lexis underreported that number of Florida auto crash reports it sold to the public and did not pay the full amount of the agency fees it collected from its sales of the reports because it did not report or pay fees on repeat sales.
  • Under the terms of the settlement, Lexis will pay approximately $7.8 million to Florida, of which $300,000 will cover attorneys’ fees and costs, $1.8 million to the whistleblower, and $300,000 to whistleblower’s counsel.
  • Lexis has previously reached a $5.8 million multistate settlement over similar allegations.