4th Circ. Revives Belgian DOD Contractor's $24M Penalty

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 7:07 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit reinstated a $24 million civil penalty Thursday against a Belgian shipping company accused of submitting thousands of false invoices under its U.S. Department of Defense contracts, reversing a decision that had nixed the statutory penalty on the grounds the government hadn't proven damages.

In February 2012, a Virginia district court had handed down a landmark decision that declined to impose on Gosselin World Wide Moving per-claim statutory penalties — which reached a minimum of $50 million based on more than 9,000 false invoices...
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