General Dynamics Survives FCA, Retaliation Appeals

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a scientist's qui tam suit alleging General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc. fired her for blowing the whistle on purported efforts to conceal development of military technology.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld an Arizona federal judge's dismissal of Mary Angela Cafasso's False Claims Act allegations, as well as a summary judgment ruling tossing her individual retaliation claim.

The court also upheld a ruling that Cafasso had misappropriated trade secrets...
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