Fluor Settles Whistleblower's FCA Suit Over DOE Contracts

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Fluor Corp. said Monday that it would pay $1.1 million to settle a former employee's whistleblower lawsuit claiming it violated the False Claims Act and Byrd Amendment by directly lobbying government agencies for contracts at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford, Wash., nuclear site.

A Washington federal judge unsealed former Fluor employee Loydene Rambo's qui tam suit against Fluor and others in November after the federal government elected to intervene on Rambo's claims against Fluor.

In a statement, Fluor said it settled the case to avoid...
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