Judge Keeps Shipyard Contractor FCA Suit Alive For Now

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge refused to rule against shipyard contractor Hendry Corp. and others Wednesday in a qui tam False Claims Act suit, saying there was room for debate over whether they knowingly misrepresented a business to qualify for government contracts reserved for disabled veterans.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga rejected rival contractor A1 Procurement LLC's bid for summary judgment on allegations that the contractors falsely claimed Marine Construction Services was owned and controlled by a service-disabled veteran in order to secure two U.S. Coast Guard...
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