False Claims Act Anti-Retaliation Claim Leveled at PPP Recipient

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By Roxanna Gonzalez of Dorsey & Whitney LLP for JDSupra.com

A former employee of Great Dane Petroleum Contractors, Inc. a full-service Pollutant Control and General Contractor based in Florida, alleged in a recently-filed lawsuit that the company misused nearly $3 million in Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) funds. See Rucker v. Great Dane Petroleum Contractors, Inc., No. 21-cv-207 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 10, 2021). As another wave of applications for PPP funds come in, employers must remain vigilant to ensure that PPP funds are used appropriately or risk similar lawsuits.

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