UPS Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Over Alleged Falsified Records

ATLANTA (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS) -

UPS has agreed to pay another $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the Atlanta-area shipping company falsified delivery records for government packages.

A total of 14 states and three cities will get settlement money from UPS, according to law firm Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple. The law firm represents the whistleblower in the case, former UPS employee Robert Fulk.

The settlement comes after UPS earlier this year agreed to pay $25 million to settle similar complaints with the federal government, along with $740,000 to New Jersey.

Fulk alleged UPS entered false delivery times to make it appear packages were delivered on time when they were not, and gave false reports of requests for later deliveries, allowing UPS to avoid paying refunds for late deliveries to federal and state governments.

UPS said the $4.2 million settlement resolves all claims, and said “UPS continues to be a supplier in good standing with these governments and agencies and values their relationships.”

“When notified of the issues, UPS focused to improve training, systems and technology to better serve our customers,” UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said in a written statement.

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UPS, having agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit, will pay the following amounts to states and cities, according to law firm Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple, which handled the case:

California $ 631,256.74

Chicago $ 28,970.97

Delaware $ 31,248.25

District of Columbia $ 459.77

Florida $ 376,143.74

Hawaii $ 34,727.03

Illinois $ 779,415.07

Indiana $ 94,407.30

Massachusetts $ 216,947.28

Minnesota $ 53,015.79

Montana $ 27,763.66

New Mexico $ 124,454.75

New York and New York City $ 1,467,920.38

North Carolina $ 49,723.81

Tennessee $ 36,751.21

Virginia $ 241,056.34