KBR Asks Texas Judge To Rethink Kickback Scheme Finding

Law360 (April 12, 2021, 5:06 PM EDT) -- KBR has asked a federal judge in Texas to reconsider or clarify his order from last month holding that it violated the False Claims Act when an employee engaged in a kickback scheme with a subcontractor, saying the judge overlooked key evidence. 

In the request lodged Friday, KBR Inc. told U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt that the evidence clearly shows disputed factual issues relating to two contracts in particular — subcontracts 167 and 190 — meaning the FCA claims related to those deals must proceed to a trial. Judge Hoyt ruled on March 25 that in executing those two contracts,...

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