Rille, et al v. Accenture LLP, et al
ORDER DISMISSING CASE pursuant to the Stipulation of Dismissal filed by the parties. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 10/11/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ex rel. NORMAN RILLE and NEAL ROBERTS
ACCENTURE LLP, et al.
Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41 and the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(1),
the United States, Relators Norman Rille and Neal Roberts (hereafter Relators) and the
defendants, Accenture LLP, Accenture Ltd., and Proquire LLC (collectively Accenture)
have stipulated to the dismissal of the above-captioned action.
The parties have reached an agreement to settle this litigation. The United States
and Accenture agree that each will bear its own costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees. The
Relators, Norman Rille and Neal Roberts, and Accenture have not yet reached agreement
as to payment of attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses if any, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. §
3730(d). The United States and the Relators have not yet reached agreement as to the
relators’ share of the proceeds of the settlement of this matter pursuant to 31 U.S.C. §
3730(d). Accordingly, in light of the Settlement Agreement, the Court rules as follows:
IT IS ORDERED that this case is DISMISSED without prejudice as to Relators
with respect to the determination of relators’ share or relators’ attorneys’ fees, costs and
expenses and otherwise with prejudice as to Relators and with prejudice as to the United
States to the extent of the “Covered Conduct” in the Settlement Agreement between the
United States, Relators and Accenture and otherwise without prejudice as to the United
States. The Court retains jurisdiction over this matter to enforce the terms of the
The Court also retains jurisdiction over this matter for purposes of determining
appropriate attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, if any, to be paid to Relators by
Accenture pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 3730(d), and for purposes of determining an
appropriate relators’ share of the proceeds of the settlement of this case pursuant to 31
U.S.C. § 3730(d). The United States and Accenture each will bear its own costs,
expenses, and attorneys’ fees.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 11th day of October, 2011.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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