Thursday, January 8, 2009

Leo Burnett Settles 'Army of One' Suit for $15.5M

Leo Burnett Settles 'Army of One' Suit for $15.5M Agency Continues to Deny Army's Claims of Overbilling for CampaignJan. 6, 2008CHICAGO ( -- Leo Burnett will pay $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overbilled the U.S. Army for work on its "Army of One" campaign, the Justice Department announced today. The suit was a result of whistle-blowing by two former Burnett employees. Among the allegations in the lawsuit, filed in 2004: Burnett was treating the work of its own internet unit as if it was performed by a third-party contractor, as well as inflating the costs of subcontractors it worked with, in order to increase its profits. Read the full story at -- Jeremy Mullman

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