BAE Shakes Whistleblower Suit Over Army Weapons Study

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Thursday tossed a whistleblower suit brought against BAE Systems Inc. by two former employees accusing it of using insider information to overcharge the U.S. Army for a weapons study, saying the plaintiffs’ allegations failed to state a claim.

BAE, which operates in more than 100 countries, argued in a February motion to dismiss that plaintiffs Matt Paige and James Gammon had not met the heightened pleading standards for fraud under the False Claims Act.

The defense contractor asserted that they failed to...
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