Lockheed Gets $10M FCA Suit Trimmed, Ducks Sanctions Bid

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2013, 9:14 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday tossed a bid for sanctions by two whistleblower plaintiffs and pared down a False Claims Act suit alleging Lockheed Martin Corp. overbilled the government more than $10 million in employee work-hours.

U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. denied the former employees’ motion for sanctions in a qui tam suit claiming Lockheed violated the FCA by inflating the reported number of hours its employees worked on government contracts and retaliated by terminating one worker and reassigning the other, saying they hadn’t pled their claims with particularity.

“Indeed, the allegations in the complaint do not provide...

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