5th Circ. Urged To Nix 'Hostile' Judge In $266B BP FCA Row

Law360, New York (May 4, 2016, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Whistleblowers asked the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday to revive a $266 billion False Claims Act suit involving BP PLC’s Gulf of Mexico-based Atlantis facility, saying a Texas federal judge erred by favoring the company and demonstrated “remarkable and unacceptable hostility” toward them while doing so.

Former BP contractor Kenneth W. Abbott and advocacy group Food & Water Watch Inc. urged the panel to overturn decisions tossing the lawsuit for lack of original knowledge and specific damage from the company’s alleged false certifications to the government, arguing...
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