Defense Contractor Cleared In $140M Qui Tam Suit

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Defense contractor IIF Data Solutions is off the hook in a qui tam suit seeking $140 million in damages and alleging that IIF and its founder falsely obtained U.S. General Service Administration contracts by misrepresenting their commercial history, then falsely overcharged on those contracts.

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Tuesday ruled that neither IIF nor Charles Patten Sr. had violated the False Claims Act by knowingly making material false statements that would have led the government to...
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