Robotics Contractor Settles FCA Suit Over Army Billing

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT) -- Applied Research Associates Inc. on Tuesday settled an ex-employee's whistleblower suit that had accused the company of fraudulently billing the U.S. Army for unrelated research in its government robotics contracts, including a project focused on land-mine detection, and retaliating against the employee when he told corporate management.

Under the terms of the agreement, filed in Vermont's federal court, ARA agreed to pay $1.1 million plus interest to the U.S. Relator Brent Boerger, a former senior engineer at ARA's Vermont location, will get $220,000 of that payment,...
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