4th Circ. Clears Heckler & Koch In Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 7:32 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a former Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. employee's claims that he was illegally fired after raising concerns about the company's handling of a government solicitation for rifles.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in an opinion published Dec. 27 backed a lower court's ruling, finding that Jason Mann's actions fell outside the whistleblower protections of the False Claims Act.

“The FCA shields employees from retaliation when they oppose fraud. And the conduct Mann opposed involved nothing more...
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