Aydin Orstan of the Snails’ Tails blog was incensed to read this part of a sentence from an article in The Journal of Molluscan Studies: “…lived there for an extensive period, predating the pinninds’ mantle.” What the authors meant to convey, says Dr Orstan, was that the carnivorous specimens recovered from inside the mantle cavities of several species of bivalves had been preying on the latters’ mantle tissue.
The Inchcape case started before the more highly publicised "Fat Leonard" scandal, which totaled m in overbilling claims. "No one else was looking at this." The actual overbilling by Inchcape was not determined in the lawsuit."Inchcape has determined that it must put this matter behind it, so that the company can focus on the future," the company said in a statement.The whistleblower lawsuit, which was filed in 2010, took longer to settle than other such lawsuits, says Janet Goldstein, a partner at Vogel, Slade & Goldstein which was one of the firms that brought the lawsuit.These and a plethora of other alleged schemes from 20 led to a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Inchcape employees and joined by the US Department of Justice that the company will settle for m.For its part, the shipping services unit of the London-listed logistics giant denies the charges, and says the settlement has no finding of fault on its part.