Electronic Bid Not A 'Claim' Under FCA, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge on Tuesday dismissed U.S. False Claims Act counterclaims in a dispute over two canceled orders for electronic parts, ruling that the contractor's electronic quotation was merely an offer, and not a deceptive "claim for payment" under the False Claims Act.

Ulysses Inc., which manufactured and sold electronic equipment, transmitter receivers, and cable and mechanical assemblies to the U.S., both directly and through suppliers like Sikorsky and Raytheon Co., sought payment for electronic components that were offered through an online...
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