Judge Won't Cut Relators From Lockheed FCA Suit

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Friday rejected Lockheed Martin Corp.'s attempt to dismiss two relators from a suit alleging the company overbilled the government for substandard work on military planes, saying the False Claims Act's first-to-file rule does not apply.

Lockheed had argued that the addition of relators Charles Harrison and Morris Moss to a suit originally filed by two other relators is prohibited by a provision of the FCA that prevents a relator from intervening into an existing suit or filing a successive, related suit....
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