Whistleblower Says Northrop Knew It Would Miss USPS Order

Law360, New York (August 26, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT) -- A whistleblower shot back Monday at Northrop Grumman's motion to dismiss a federal False Claims Act suit, saying the case contains genuine issues of fact and strong evidence that the company failed to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million to the U.S. Postal Service.

Former Northrop employee Beau Michaud, suing in Virginia federal court on behalf of himself and the federal government, said the company knew it would experience delivery delays following multiple design changes, but lied about it. Northrop had claimed in its motion to dismiss filed two weeks earlier that the suit contained no evidence that...

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