We could be seeing a settlement in the next month between the U.S. government and Chicago, IL-based facilities maintenance distributor Grainger, who was accused in the whistleblower case of overcharging the government and illegally relabeling products manufactured in non-trade agreement countries so they could be sold to the U.S. government.
According to recent court documents, the U.S. and Grainger have been in settlement discussions; a proposed agreement is prepared to be authorized by government officials. In the documents, filed May 28, 2008, attorneys ask for 60 days to finalize the terms of the proposed settlement and finalize an amended complaint. The court approved.
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