Honeywell FCA Decision: It's Not About Who Is 'Right'

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 1:56 PM EST) -- A United States District Court in California recently dismissed a False Claims Act suit in which the plaintiff (the "relator") alleged that Honeywell International Inc. fraudulently charged license fees for software provided to the government.[1]

Honeywell supplied navigation software for certain military aircraft programs through a subcontract with General Atomics, which served as the prime contractor for the government. The relator worked as a subcontract administrator for General Atomics.

During subcontract negotiations, the relator disagreed with Honeywell’s position that its software was a commercial item. The...
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