DOD Parts Supplier Escapes FCA Suit From 'Absent' Relator

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday threw out a False Claims Act suit against a U.S. Department of Defense vehicle parts supplier accused of passing off Chinese-manufactured end products as American-made, ruling that the plaintiff has not made any effort to move the case forward.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon said that relator Donald E. Smith showed a "history of dilatoriness" during the proceedings against Progressive Holdings LLC and other companies Smith accused of conspiring to trick the Department of Defense into believing parts supplied to...
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