Boeing Settles Defective Work Claims For $25M

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 2:52 PM EDT) -- The Boeing Co. will pay the U.S. government $25 million to settle a whistleblower claim alleging that the aerospace company defectively installed Mexmil-brand insulation blanket kits in the entire KC-10 Extender refueling fleet used by the Air Force in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Former Boeing mechanics Anthony Rico and Fernando De La Garza originally filed a lawsuit in July 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on behalf of the United States accusing Boeing of using improper and unapproved parts,...
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