Fed-Up Judge Blasts Fee Dispute In $16M Lockheed FCA Suit

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Sunday castigated Lockheed Martin Corp. and two whistleblowers for bickering over attorneys' fees more than a year after the defense contractor settled a False Claims Act suit for $15.8 million, warning the parties "not to test the court's patience" with additional motions.

U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay largely upheld a magistrate judge's Dec. 12 ruling awarding about $1.8 million in attorneys' fees and $551,000 in legal costs to relator Robert Spencer. He and another whistleblower, John Becker, had accused Lockheed...
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Becker et al v. Tools & Metals Inc


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3:05-cv-00627

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Texas Northern

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Sam A Lindsay

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March 29, 2005

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