Following a jury verdict in favor of an employee, which found that Parker-Migliorini International retaliated against him for his engagement in protected activity under the False Claims Act when it terminated his employment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld the district court’s denial of the company’s motion for judgment as a matter of law.

In April 2012, Brandon Barrick filed a qui tam action against his former employer, Parker-Migliorini International (PMI), which alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), and unlawful retaliation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. A jury found that PMI retaliated against Barrick for his engagement in a protected activity under the FCA when it terminated his employment, according to the opinion.