Rolls-Royce Should Win FCA Suit Toss, Atty DQ: Magistrate

Law360 (February 13, 2018, 9:03 PM EST) -- Rolls-Royce shouldn’t have to face a False Claims Act suit over allegedly billing the U.S. Air Force for uncertified parts, according to a Texas magistrate’s report Tuesday that found the whistleblower was repeating claims from an old suit and that he was represented by an ex-Rolls attorney.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew W. Austin recommended the court grant Rolls-Royce North America Inc.’s bids to dismiss the lawsuit and disqualify ex-Rolls consultant George Gage’s attorney, Donald Little, finding that the claims in the suit had already been adjudicated elsewhere and that the lawyer had once been on the other side of the table...

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