Judge Dismisses Kerr-McGee Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (May 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed Interior Department whistleblower Bobby Maxwell’s request for a final judgment that Kerr-McGee Corp. had underpaid royalties for oil and gas it pumped from the Gulf of Mexico, potentially allowing the drilling company to dodge a $30 million damages payout.

When Judge Phillip S. Figa of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado in April overturned a jury verdict that had favored Maxwell because he failed to meet conditions of the False Claims Act, Maxwell asked the judge to still...
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