Category Archives: Legal Decisions

Negligent Audit Claim Barred by Discretionary Function Exception

The District Court for the District of Delaware granted the government’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction because a contractor’s allegations the Defense Contract Audit Agency violated the Federal Tort Claims Act were barred by the discretionary function exception. … Continue reading

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$657 Million FCA Award against Jet Engine Contractor Reversed

A False Claims Act damages award was reversed and remanded by the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit because the district court did not properly account for the role competition played in determining the fair market value of the … Continue reading

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$1.1 Million Settlement in FCA Suit Alleging SDVOSB Was Front

The Department of Justice has announced that Gilbane Building Company will pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that W.G. Mills Incorporated – a company with which Gilbane merged in November 2010 – violated the False Claims Act by creating a … Continue reading

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GAO Denies Protest of $3.01 and $2.55 Billion NASA Commercial Space Transportation Awards

The Comptroller General has denied Sierra Nevada Corporation’s protest of two contract awards for the development of commercial crew space transportation capability. The technical evaluation subfactor of the request for proposals included consideration of the offeror’s approach to obtaining government certification of its … Continue reading

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Iron Mountain Settles FCA False Billings Case for $44.5 Million

The Department of Justice has announced that Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC, of Boston, Massachusetts, has paid $44.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that Iron Mountain overcharged federal agencies for record storage … Continue reading

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Lockheed Subsidiary to Pay $27.5 Million to Settle Overbilling Allegations

The Department of Justice has announced that Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for work performed by LMIS employees who lacked required … Continue reading

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GAO Announces 5% Increase in Bid Protests for FY 2014, 13% Sustain Rate

The Government Accountability Office has released its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2014.  In addition to providing data concerning GAO’s overall protest filings for the fiscal year, the report includes information on each instance in which an agency did … Continue reading

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