KBR Defense Nixed In $100M FCA Suit Over Iraq Contract

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT) -- KBR Inc. can't pursue breach of contract claims against the U.S. Army in a $100 million False Claims Act suit alleging it overbilled for private security during the Iraq War, a federal judge ruled Monday, saying KBR first needed to bring its claims before a contracting officer.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth dismissed without prejudice a counterclaim and affirmative defense by KBR that the Department of Defense did not provide adequate security for KBR contractors, ruling that the court lacks jurisdiction over KBR’s claim because...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT SERVICES, INC.


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1:10-cv-00530

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District Of Columbia

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Other Statutory Actions

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Royce C. Lamberth

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March 31, 2010

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