Hawker's $763M FCA Claims Not Dischargeable, Relators Say

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Former employees of a Hawker Beechcraft Inc. subcontractor asked a New York bankruptcy judge Friday not to discharge debt potentially due to the government in a False Claims Act suit alleging the debtor's misrepresentations induced the U.S. to pay $763 million for “suspect” planes.

The plaintiffs, Donald Minge and David Kiehl, are relators in a five-year-old False Claims Act lawsuit filed against the debtor in Kansas federal court alleging HBC made false statements and misrepresentations in selling King Air and military T-6A aircraft to the government....
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