Jacobs Engineering Wins Dismissal Of FCA Retaliation Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2014, 3:33 PM EST) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Tuesday tossed a former Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. employee's retaliation suit against the company over his removal from a Federal Bureau of Prisons project, ruling there was no evidence Jacobs had any retaliatory motive.

U.S. District Judge David Bramlette granted Jacobs' motion for summary judgment on Scotty McCollum's federal retaliation and Alabama state wrongful discharge claims. When Jacobs terminated McCollum's employment, it was merely abiding by its contract with the BOP, which allowed the government agency to require the removal of any Jacobs employee from the...
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