US Balks At Lockheed Bid For Quick Win In Software Suit

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 3:54 PM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed the U.S. to file an amicus brief in a False Claims Act suit brought by a former project engineer that accuses Lockheed Martin Corp. of secretly mixing low-security freeware into software it designed to run U.S. Air Force satellite and missile launches and lowballing its contract bid by at least $500 million.

The federal government declined to intervene in the qui tam suit in 2007, but objected to several FCA-bending arguments in Lockheed’s motion for summary judgment in the case, according...
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