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Military Contractor Fraud

False Claims Act Defendant Blames Law Firm for Bad Advice Regarding Medical Supplies Contract with U.S. Army

The commission of fraud against the U.S. military is, quite literally, the oldest trick in the False Claims Act book. This sort of misconduct gave rise to the implementation of the False Claims Act during the Civil War and continues to present itself as an issue in need of elimination. In today’s case, a recently-settled [...]

By | 2018-09-11T13:42:55+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

District Court Judge Refuses to Dismiss False Claims Act Claim Against Military Contractor

Just last month, a federal District Court in Louisiana declined a dismissal attempt by Masonry Solutions International, LLC in an ongoing False Claims Act case alleging fraud under a contract with the Army. The defendant’s motion hinged on a civil procedure technicality which the court described as “excusable neglect” and permitted the plaintiff additional time. The [...]

By | 2018-09-11T12:32:23+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Hawker Beechcraft Unsuccessfully Attempts to Avoid FCA Liability Through Bankruptcy

Late last month, a federal judge reversed a bankruptcy court’s decision to alleviate military aircraft contractor Hawker Beechcraft from liability under a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit. The bankruptcy court relied on the fact that military contractor Hawker Beechcraft was recently sold to Textron, Inc. as part of its Chapter 11 exit plan. However, the [...]

By | 2018-09-12T11:48:41+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Manufacturer of Black Hawk Helicopters, Sikorsky Aircraft, Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit

The famed manufacturer of the Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle claims it overcharged the U.S. government for services and parts for the powerful utility aircraft. The settlement occurred following a lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, which permits private individuals [...]

By | 2018-09-12T15:49:56+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Reviewing Effect of Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act

Military conflicts including the Iraq War have brought about a surge of false claims and fraud against the government by unethical, unlawful military contractors.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In any civil action, a concept known as a statute of limitations applies to limit plaintiffs from filing a lawsuit based on incidents occurring more than [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:09:29+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Technology Giant Honeywell Dodges False Claims Act Bullet in Defense Contract Case

The False Claims Act was encacted during the Civil War era and has been used countless times over the years to combat fraud in military and defense contracts. Defense contractors are required to only submit invoices for payment or reimbursement for services actually rendered. If a contractor inflates, exaggerates, or creates billable work, it could [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:59:16+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Whistleblower Helps Recover $2.1 Million on Behalf of Army Corps of Engineers

Sanborn Maps allegedly violated the FCA in a recent case involving the Army Corps of Engineers. Image source: Wikimedia Commons The history of the False Claims Act is steeped in combatting wartime fraud. While exploiting the U.S. government and its troops during times of war is hardly a new concept, its application has changed [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:16:39+00:00 February 14th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

U.S. Government Intervenes in Military False Claims Case

The FCA was enacted in 1863 and was dubbed the “Lincoln Law.” It has undergone several revisions and was revitalized in 2009 to broaden its scope.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The United States government has opted to intervene in a controversial case involving several defense contractors. The case was originally filed under the whistleblower [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:01:34+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Fourth Circuit Orders $24 Million False Claims Act Verdict Despite No Damages Proven

The U.S. Constitution prohibits the imposition of excessive civil fines and penalties. In general, the civil side of the law is concerned with making plaintiffs “whole” again and restoring the (financially) damaged party to the place it would have been in but for the defendant’s action or inaction. Civil verdicts are generally meant to correct [...]

By | 2018-09-12T11:05:21+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Lucent Technologies Opts to Settle False Claims Act Suit with US Government

The United States Department of Justice announced that a telecommunications provider has agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit, resolving allegations that it submitted false and fraudulent documentation to the government. Lucent Technologies World Services Inc. (LTWSI), a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, will pay $4.2 million to the government as a result of the settlement [...]

By | 2018-09-12T15:43:52+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|
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