Hawker Whistleblowers Contest Discharge Of $2.3B Claims

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 8:33 PM EST) -- Former employees of a Hawker Beechcraft Corp. subcontractor urged a New York federal judge on Monday to revive their complaint over whether their $2.3 billion in whistleblower claims were discharged by Hawker's Chapter 11 plan, contending a bankruptcy court erred in dismissing the complaint as untimely.

Donald Minge and David Kiehl, relators in a seven-year-old False Claims Act suit alleging Hawker sold the U.S. military shoddy airplanes, are appealing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart M. Bernstein's July 2013 ruling that those claims were discharged in the turnaround...
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