DynCorp, Northrop FCA Suit Is Precise Enough, Court Told

Law360, Washington (August 2, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A former DynCorp employee urged a D.C. federal judge Wednesday to maintain his suit accusing the company and Northrop Grumman of False Claims Act violations on a counternarcotics support contract in Afghanistan, arguing he doesn't yet need to specify every detail when he sufficiently alleges "schemes" between the contractors.

Would-be whistleblower Fred Maxey Cloninger contends, among other things, that DynCorp and Northrop Grumman charged the government for botched and nonexistent inventory and property management work. The contractors have sought dismissal by contending his allegations aren't strong enough, but Cloninger attorney Vincent Colatriano appeared to find sympathetic ears Wednesday when he contended...

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