Lockheed Can't Jettison Billing Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 5:44 PM EST) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. on Friday lost its bid to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit filed in Georgia federal court by a whistleblower ex-employee who accused the aerospace and defense industry giant of overbilling the U.S. government over at least 30 years.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said none of Lockheed’s multiple arguments to dismiss the case, which alleges the company fraudulently billed the government for military contracts, was good enough to keep it from moving forward.

Plaintiff James M. Harris said in a 2008 qui...
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