Workers Drop FCA Suit Over Billings By Navy Shipbuilder

Law360, Washington (April 8, 2016, 11:48 AM EDT) -- Both sides in a False Claims Act whistleblower case against Navy shipbuilder Austal USA LLC told an Alabama federal judge Thursday that they’re walking away from the lawsuit without anyone making payments or admitting fault.

Austal and five former employees agreed to dismiss with prejudice the worker’s claims that the Mobile, Alabama-based company billed the government for higher salaries than it was paying, according to a joint stipulation for dismissal.

“No settlement has been reached and no money is being paid or exchanged,” the stipulation said....
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