5th Circ. Sinks $96M FCA Suit Against Northrop-Lockheed JV

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a Lockheed Martin Corp. engineer's claims that Lockheed's joint venture with Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Inc. put the nation's security at risk and cheated the federal government out of $96 million by supplying worthless vessels to the military.

A three-judge panel determined that U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor acted properly In October 2010, when he tossed Michael DeKort’s claims that the contractors delivered defective patrol boats to the U.S. Coast Guard. In his earlier ruling, Judge O'Connor said DeKort had based his allegations on information disclosed in a 2007 congressional hearing, but that...

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