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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!