Shipyard Ducks $78M FCA Suit Over Flawed Coast Guard Hulls

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Monday tossed the federal government's False Claims Act suit over the alleged failure of eight U.S. Coast Guard vessels' hulls that Bollinger Shipyards Inc. modified at a cost of roughly of $78 million, saying the government could not prove fraud had occurred.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance dismissed the U.S.’ FCA and common law fraud claims against Bollinger in a suit brought in 2011 over eight of the Coast Guard’s boats that were rendered unseaworthy because Bollinger miscalculated the hulls’...
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