Water Pump Co. Asks DC Circ. Not To Revive FCA Damages

Law360, Washington (March 25, 2016, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A water pump company on Thursday asked the D.C. Circuit to stick with a decision to toss a $580,000 False Claims Act award over commissions that the company paid to a foreign sales agent, saying that a circuit panel followed previous federal rulings about vague definitions of what’s illegal under the FCA.

Moving Water Industries Corp. urged the circuit to deny the U.S. Justice Department’s bid for an en banc rehearing of the November decision by a three-judge panel, arguing that the panel followed precedents established by the U.S. Supreme Court and other circuit courts in finding that the government’s definition...

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