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

Fraud against the U.S. military eventually prompted former President Abraham Lincoln to enact the False Claims Act, also known as the “Lincoln Law.” As today’s case illustrates, fraud under government contracts continues today. The commission of fraud against the U.S. military is, quite literally, the oldest trick in the False Claims Act book. [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:45:05+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

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

The District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently sided with the relator, allowing him to continue with his case despite missing a critical service of process deadline. 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:50:28+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Hawker Beechcraft Unsuccessfully Attempts to Avoid FCA Liability Through Bankruptcy

Hawker Beechcraft has provided aircraft to the U.S. military for decades.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:02:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

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

The U.S. military holds billions of dollars’ worth of defense contracts with Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:59:00+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 California District Court dismissed a claim against Honeywell after concluding it did not intentionally defraud the government, but instead relied on its good faith interpretation of the terms of the contract.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The False Claims Act was encacted during the Civil War era and has been used countless times over [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:13:24+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. Circuit Courts are divided on several issues pertaining to the False Claims Act, including the applicability of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b). Image source: Wikipedia.org 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T02:09:50+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

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

Image Source: duncan.mac-vicar.com 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:56:26+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Military Contractor Fraud|
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