Judge Axes Chopper Blades FCA Suit Against Sikorsky

Law360, Washington (June 19, 2017, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge rejected a false claims act suit against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. on Monday, saying the employee who brought the suit had failed to identify a specific instance in which the company sold allegedly faulty helicopter blades to the U.S. government.

Former Sikorsky manufacturing engineer Pellumb Ameti's claims that the helicopter manufacturer continued to use defective components on helicopter blades bound for the military, despite his warnings, lack the level of detail necessary to allege that the sale of the helicopters constituted a false claim, U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant said in a decision granting Sikorsky's motion to...

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