Safran Gets Attys' Fees After Beating FCA Allegations

Law360 (February 16, 2018, 10:05 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday awarded attorneys’ fees to French security contractor Safran after determining that two theories that served as part of a set of False Claims Act allegations by former company employees were “clearly frivolous.”

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ordered ex-Safran workers Vincent Hascoet and Phillipe Desbois to pay $15,600 to Safran Identity & Security SA to cover what the company spent to defend against allegations in a third amended complaint that the judge had previously deemed to be frivolous.

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Case Information

Case Title

United States Of America et al v. Morpho S.A., et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act


Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

February 17, 2015

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