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Texas Court Hits Trinity With $663M FCA Judgment

Law360, Dallas (June 9, 2015, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge tripled a $175 million False Claims Act verdict against Trinity Industries Inc. on Tuesday and assessed more than $138 million in penalties following a jury's verdict in October that the company defrauded the U.S. government by selling it defective guardrails.

The judgment against Trinity stems from an October verdict finding Trinity liable for changing the design of the guardrails without getting approval from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap entered final judgment of $663.4 million against...
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