Serial False Claims Litigant Loses Case Vs. California Wine Company


Mary Kay Martire successfully defended a California wine company against an Illinois serial filer’s allegations of deliberate failure to collect state taxes, and said the Cook County Circuit Court decision showed that “if you’re just reasonably doing your duty here, you’re fine. It’s not reckless disregard.” Ms. Martire added that other businesses “can take some comfort that if they act in a reasonable and prudent fashion, they’re not acting in violation of a state false claims act.”