BAE Off The Hook In Defective Brake FCA Suit

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Monday tossed a whistleblower's False Claims Act suit accusing BAE Systems Inc. of selling vehicles with defective braking systems to the U.S. military, finding that the plaintiff's lack of knowledge of the government's conditions of payment dealt a fatal blow to the complaint.

The 2010 complaint fails to show that the government's payments to BAE hinged on the vehicles meeting certain specifications or regulations and that knowledge of the design flaw would have led to a refusal of payment to BAE,...
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Winkler v Bae Systems, Inc.


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2:10-cv-13558

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Michigan Eastern

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Paul D. Borman

Date Filed

September 7, 2010

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