Northrop Escapes FCA Suit Over Botched $874M USPS Order
Law360, New York (September 10, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge has agreed to dismiss a False Claims Act suit accusing Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of misleading the U.S. Postal Service and failing to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million.
U.S. Judge T. S. Ellis III agreed with Northrop's memorandum that no evidence exists that the company made false statements or omitted material facts, had any intention to mislead the federal government or caused the USPS to pay improper or false invoices.
The brief decision, made Friday and entered by the clerk Wednesday, also struck relator Beau Michaud's corrected outline of disputed material facts, finding that...
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