Kuwaiti Cos. Can't Exit FCA Suit Over Service Process

By Adam Lidgett (February 17, 2017, 8:51 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Friday declined for the time being to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Kuwaiti companies contracted to feed U.S. armed forces in the Middle East, saying they have been sufficiently served.

The suit claims Emad Al-Saleh, a U.S. citizen living in Kuwait, was directly involved in talks in which Sultan Center Food Products Co. and Public Warehousing Co. attempted to enlist Kamal Mustafa Al-Sultan Co. in a scheme to systematically overcharge the U.S. government for fresh fruits and vegetables.

The defendants had moved to dismiss the case claiming they were insufficiently served, among other reasons,...

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