Raytheon Escapes $1B FCA Satellite System Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 26, 2013, 9:22 PM EST) -- A California federal court on Tuesday dismissed defense contractor Raytheon Co. from a $1 billion qui tam suit alleging it violated the False Claims Act on a $4.5 billion weather satellite system development contract, finding that the court lacked jurisdiction.

Tuesday’s decision comes nearly four months after Raytheon simultaneously asked the court to dismiss the suit — brought by relator Steven Mateski in 2006 — for failure to state a particular fraud and because media and public disclosures supplied more than enough information for the government...
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