Formosa Says FCA Suit Unwarranted Extension Of Law

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2013, 8:51 PM EST) -- Formosa Plastics Corp. urged a California federal judge Thursday to hear its bid to escape from a massive False Claims Act litigation over defective PVC pipes, saying it should be allowed to argue the case against it is an unlawful extension of the law.

Formosa contends the case should be dismissed because it was only an alleged third-party beneficiary of a false claim and the act's “inadvertent submission” provisions apply only to submitters of false claims. The federal government and several states have accused Formosa and...
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