KBR, Halliburton Blast FCA Suit From 'Amateur Auditor'

Law360, Washington (February 11, 2014, 4:03 PM EST) -- KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. on Tuesday blasted a former employee's False Claims Act suit accusing them of inflating costs of constructing laundry facilities on military bases during the Iraq War, asking a Washington, D.C., federal judge to grant them summary judgment.

The companies say qui tam relator Harry Barko Jr., a former subcontract administrator for KBR, has little personal knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the facts in his lawsuit, which claims the companies used a subcontracting procedure inflating their construction costs. Barko filed the lawsuit...
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