Raytheon Ducks 'Incomprehensible' $1B Satellite FCA Suit

Law360, Washington (February 13, 2017, 2:01 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday threw out a would-be whistleblower's False Claims Act suit accusing Raytheon of defrauding the government over the course of a $1 billion weather satellite contract, calling the most recent complaint "incomprehensible" and not up to snuff under the U.S. Supreme Court's Escobar decision.

While the Supreme Court's summer ruling upheld "implied certification" of regulatory compliance as a viable FCA liability theory in Universal Health Services Inc. v. Escobar, the Ninth Circuit's most recent ruling under that precedent indicates that simply submitting a bill isn't enough, according to U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II. Relator...

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