Lockheed Can't Jettison Billing Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 5:44 PM EST) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. on Friday lost its bid to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit filed in Georgia federal court by a whistleblower ex-employee who accused the aerospace and defense industry giant of overbilling the U.S. government over at least 30 years.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said none of Lockheed’s multiple arguments to dismiss the case, which alleges the company fraudulently billed the government for military contracts, was good enough to keep it from moving forward.

Plaintiff James M. Harris said in a 2008 qui...
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Case Title

United States, ex rel et al v. Lockheed Martin Corporation


Case Number

1:08-cv-03819

Court

Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

Amy Totenberg

Date Filed

December 16, 2008

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