Judge Recommends No Partial Win In Furniture Co. FCA Suit

Law360, Houston (June 30, 2016, 3:01 PM EDT) -- A Texas magistrate judge recommended denying a whistleblowing furniture manufacturer's bid for an early win in its antitrust and False Claims Act suit against rival companies Thursday, writing that it hadn't proven those rivals lied to the government about being owned by women to gain certain contracts.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela A. Mathy wrote in her report and recommendation Thursday that a factual dispute remains over whether the Avteq Inc. companies are owned by women, and said the motion for summary judgment filed by University Loft Co. should be denied.

In May, relator University Loft asked U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia...

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