US Seeks Win In $100M FCA Suit Over KBR Iraq Contract

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government contends the contract at the heart of its $100 million False Claims Act suit against KBR Inc. plainly prohibited the defense contractor from using private security in Iraq without permission, and asked a federal court Thursday to endorse that interpretation of the agreement.

In a motion for partial summary judgment, the U.S. Department of Justice said KBR repeatedly sought permission to hire private armed security to protect its employees as they provided services to the military during the Iraq war, indicating that company...
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