Judge Kills HP False Claims Suit Over Chinese Products

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 2:07 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed a qui tam suit from an employee of a Hewlett-Packard Co. selling agent alleging that HP violated the False Claims Act when it sold technology products made in China to the U.S. government.

Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia filed the ruling Thursday, saying that relator Brady Folliard — who worked at a company that was an authorized selling agent for HP — failed to show the government actually purchased the Chinese products...
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