Fla. Judge Shoots Down Northrop Engineer's FCA Suit

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 2:07 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a former Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. engineer’s allegations that the company had hid problems with a laser-guided smart weapons system from the government, saying its actions hadn’t violated its U.S. Navy contract.

U.S. District Judge John Antoon II said relator Steve Hepburn’s claims under the False Claims Act were based on allegations that Northrop Grumman’s smart weapons system did not operate properly under rapid temperature changes, but that such a requirement was not in its contract with the U.S....
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