Court Rules Contractor Violated FCA In Agency Studies

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 7:49 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a government contractor’s argument that it didn’t violate the False Claims Act when it conducted studies for a government agency while contracting with for-profit cleanup companies that could benefit from those tests simply because it never lied openly about the for-profit jobs, though the panel reversed a verdict against the contractor on a jury instruction error.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit tossed a lower court’s jury verdict against Science Applications International Corp., saying the...
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