Honeywell Escapes $250M Software License Fee FCA Suit

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a False Claims Act suit alleging Honeywell International Inc. fraudulently charged licensing fees for software used on a range of military aircraft and tanks, finding the government couldn’t prove Honeywell acted with scienter.

The government had argued that Honeywell wasn't entitled to the $250 million in software license fees it charged alongside the sale of GPS navigation systems because its software had been "materially changed" through its integration with government software.

But U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt found...
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