Xe Whistleblowers Tell 4th Circ. Omission Of Proof Sank Case

By Lana Birbrair (May 1, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Former employees of a Xe Services LLC subsidiary advanced their bid to overturn a lower court ruling Monday, telling the Fourth Circuit that a district court erroneously excluded evidence in a suit alleging the company overbilled the U.S. under a $1.2 billion security services contract.

Relators Brad and Melan Davis, who launched the suit in 2008, argued that the district court had erred by excluding evidence of U.S. Training Center Inc.'s intent to defraud, including a handwritten note alluding to 15 years of records, which the company once known as Blackwater Lodge & Training Center Inc. claimed did not exist...

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