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7th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of False Claims Act Claims Against General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin

Posted in Decisions Interpreting FCA Elements
In United States ex rel. Yannacopoulos v. General Dynamics, et al., No. 09-3037, the 7th Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissal of a case alleging that General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin submitted false claims to the United States for payment in connection with a contract to manufacture and sell F-16 fighter jets and related parts and … Continue Reading

District Court Dismisses FCA Action, Holding FCA is “Not a Strict Liability Statute”

Posted in Decisions Interpreting FCA Elements
On June 9, 2011, the District Court of Massachusetts in United States ex rel. Saltzman v. Textron Systems Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 09-cv-11985-RGS (D. Mass. June 9, 2011), dismissed a federal False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that Textron Systems, a defense contractor, submitted false claims for reimbursement for workers’ compensation insurance premiums.  The … Continue Reading

11th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCA Claims Against Lockheed Martin Regarding Allegedly Defective Coatings on F-22 Stealth Aircraft

Posted in Rule 9(b) Decisions
Former senior engineer at Lockheed Martin Corp., Darrol Olsen, filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Lockheed, alleging that Lockheed used inferior and defective coatings on F22 aircraft.  The coatings are allegedly critical for the F22s stealth capability. The U.S. Air Force purchased 648 of these F-22s from Lockheed at a cost of about $87 … Continue Reading

Florida District Court Denies Weapons Contractors’ Motion to Dismiss

Posted in Rule 9(b) Decisions
In United States ex rel. King v. DSE, Inc., et al., No. 8:08-cv-02416-SDM-EAJ (M.D. Fla. May 17, 2011), the Middle District Court of Florida denied various defense contractors’ motions to dismiss for failure to plead fraud with particularity.  The defendant contractors are weapons manufacturers retained by the government for the supply of grenades.  The relator, … Continue Reading
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