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United Escapes Aircraft Repair FCA Suit

Law360, Washington (September 7, 2017, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge quashed a False Claims Act suit alleging United Airlines Inc. provided shoddy work under a U.S. Air Force maintenance deal, ruling Thursday that the plaintiff ex-worker failed to identify a specific false claim the airline made to the government.

Former United maintenance technician David Grant had accused United of “pencilwhipping” — meaning work was signed off on but never completed — maintenance work on Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Charleston Air Force Base. But he never identified specific instances where...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. United Airlines Inc

Case Number



South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act


David C Norton

Date Filed

February 24, 2015

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