Ex-Norden Worker's Qui Tam FCA Suit Kept Alive

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Connecticut on Thursday mostly refused to dismiss an accounting supervisor's 17-year-old qui tam suit accusing United Technologies Corp. subsidiary Norden Systems Inc. of violating the False Claims Act by submitting inflated bills for defense contracts.

Walter M. Drake, a supervisor of facilities accounting for Norden, claims in his most recently amended complaint that the company presented the federal government with doctored periodic progress bills as part of a scheme to allow it to obtain more favorable pricing agreements.

On Thursday, U.S. District...
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