Trinity Says New Report Undercuts $663M FCA Judgment

Law360, Washington (July 8, 2015, 5:56 PM EDT) -- Trinity Industries Inc. has asked a Texas federal court to set aside a recent $663 million judgment against it and grant a new trial in a False Claims Act suit alleging the company ripped off the Department of Transportation with defective guardrails, arguing new evidence shows the products passed inspection.

In a motion filed Tuesday, Trinity said a March 11 report issued in part by the Federal Highway Administration proves the company's installed ET Plus guardrail systems passed government crash tests, a development Trinity argues "squarely debunks" whistleblower Joshua Harman's claims it defrauded the government with compliance certifications.

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