Hawker Whistleblowers' $2.3B FCA Suit Nixed As Untimely

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 9:46 PM ET) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Wednesday dismissed a $2.3 billion whistleblower suit alleging Hawker Beechcraft Corp. sold the U.S. military shoddy airplanes, finding the case was discharged in the aircraft manufacturer's Chapter 11 plan because the plaintiffs had missed a key filing deadline.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart M. Bernstein ruled that six-year-old allegations brought against Hawker in Kansas federal court and in its bankruptcy case by former TECT Aerospace Inc. workers were discharged by the debtor's turnaround plan, which he approved Feb. 1. The relators...
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