Huang v. University of Virginia
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The Employment Law Group, P.C., secured an $819,000 jury verdict against the University of Virginia in a retaliation case brought under the False Claims Act.
Summary of Filed Complaint
TELG client Dr. Weihua Huang suffered unlawful retaliation after blowing the whistle on purported federal grant fraud.
What Happened in Court
TELG client Dr. Weihua Huang blew the whistle on purported misuse of a federal research grant. In return, his employer declined to renew his contract. The Employment Law Group, P.C., sued the University of Virginia and Huang’s individual supervisors under the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h). At trial, a jury awarded Dr. Huang $819,830.