Rolls-Royce Motors Out Of FCA Suit In 5th Circ.

Law360 (January 29, 2019, 6:15 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit held Monday that a Texas federal court was right to toss a False Claims Act suit accusing Rolls-Royce of billing the U.S. Air Force for uncertified parts, agreeing that the relator was barred from bringing the claims again after pursuing them unsuccessfully in earlier litigation.

The three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal of whistleblower George Gage’s litigation alleging that Rolls-Royce North America Inc. and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG submitted false claims for improperly sourced parts, concluding in an unpublished decision that he can’t try to relitigate failed allegations by swapping in new defendants.

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