Judge Sinks $78M FCA Suit Over Faulty Coast Guard Boats

Law360, Los Angeles (January 30, 2013, 6:23 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday threw out the federal government's False Claims Act suit over the alleged failure of eight U.S. Coast Guard vessels' hulls that Bollinger Shipyards Inc. modified at a cost of roughly of $78 million, saying the government has yet to specify where fraud had occurred.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance’s order dismissed the U.S.’ FCA, common law fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment claims against Bollinger in a suit brought in 2011 over eight of the Coast Guard’s boats that...
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