L-3 Wants Whistleblower's Plane Defects Suit Grounded

Law360, Chicago (January 10, 2012, 5:01 PM EST) -- L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP asked a Texas federal court on Monday to toss a former employee's False Claims Act whistleblower suit alleging he noticed deficiencies in three airplanes the company later sold to the government, saying he brings only "threadbare" and "unspecific" assertions.

The employee, relator David Phillips, has failed to state an FCA claim because he has not alleged that anyone at L-3 ever made a false representation or submitted a false claim for payment to the government, the company argued in its motion...
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