Judge Again Shoots Down Civil Fines In Bid-Rigging Case

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge refused Wednesday to revisit a ruling nixing the U.S. government’s summary judgment bid to impose civil penalties on a Belgian company that admitted to participating in a criminal bid-rigging scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Defense.

Judge Anthony Trenga’s ruling in favor of Gosselin World Wide Moving NV and one of its executives, Marc Smet, is the latest development in a case accusing them and a host of other freight companies of scheming to overcharge the Pentagon for transportation contracts in...
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