FEDERAL JURY RETURNS UNANIMOUS VERDICT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,550,561.00 FOR WHISTLEBLOWER. U.S. District Court, Central District of California First Street U.S. Courthouse - Los Angeles

FEDERAL JURY RETURNS UNANIMOUS VERDICT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,550,561.00 FOR WHISTLEBLOWER. U.S. District Court, Central District of California First Street U.S. Courthouse - Los Angeles

Thursday February 28, 2019

On February 28, 2019 a federal jury of 8 jurors returned a unanimous verdict of 8 to 0 and awarded #damages in the amount of $1,550,561.00 for the Plaintiff/Terminated Employee. The jurors deliberated for approximately fourteen (14) hours, over a three-day period, before reaching a verdict. Plaintiff is represented by The Law Office of Jan T. Aune. Trial attorney was Jan Aune.

Plaintiff called ten (10) witnesses in his Case-in-Chief including Non-Retained Expert witness Leslie Daugherty who testified regarding Plaintiff's emotional distress #damages. Defendant ManTech called 3 witnesses in its Case-in-Chief or a total of 13 witnesses over the course of the trial. Witnesses included employees of Defendant ManTech, and Plaintiff #subpoenaed #witnesses to appear and testify from non-party California Institute of Technology - Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During the course of the #Jury #Trial approximately 149 #Exhibits were entered into #evidence.

The Jury Trial lasted 7 days including Jury Deliberations.

Plaintiff's #whistleblower claims were retaliation in violation of the False Claims Act ("FCA"), 31 U.S.C. Section 3730(h), (2) retaliation in violation of the Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act ("DCWPA"), 10 U.S.C. Section 2409, and (3) retaliation in violation of California Labor Code Section 1102.5. Plaintiff's whistleblower claims are based upon federal law and California state law

Case: Lillie v. Mantech Int'l Corp.
Federal Case No.: 2:17-CV-2538-CAS-SS
Judge: The Hon. Christina A. Snyder
Court: United States District Court, Central District of
California
First Street Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles,
California.

Plaintiff is represented by The Law Office of Jan T. Aune.

Plaintiff has #whistleblower claims based upon retaliation in violation of the False Claims Act ("FCA"), 31 U.S.C. Section 3730(h), (2) retaliation in violation of the Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act ("DCWPA"), 10 U.S.C. Section 2409, and (3) retaliation in violation of California Labor Code Section 1102.5. Plaintiff's whistleblower claims are based upon federal law and California state law.
Plaintiff's whistleblower claims are based upon Plaintiff reporting that he had received unauthorized access to "classified/proprietary" information of Lockheed Martin during his work on a project involving California Institute of Technology's ("CalTech") Jet Propulsion Laboratory ("JPL"), a federally funded research and development center under the National Aerodynamics and Space Administration ("NASA"), and Plaintiff's then employer ManTech.

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