6th Circ. Affirms Fees Award In GE Jet Engine Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed an attorneys' fees award to a group of whistleblowers following the settlement of a suit that accused General Electric Co. of falsely certifying to the U.S. government that jet engines with improperly manufactured blades met the specifications of military contracts.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday largely upheld the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky's fees award in the False Claims Act suit.

In its one departure from the original fee award,...
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