Case Study: Hooper V. Lockheed Martin

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT) -- When the government tells you your bid is too high and you lower your bid in a best and final offer, do you have potential liability under the False Claims Act?

In a case that posed a series of interesting issues, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals faced this question of first impression in Hooper v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16003 (Aug. 2, 2012). One of the key questions is: How may this decision affect how contractors finalize their bid number?

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