United Technologies has filed its appeal brief – albeit incorrectly – in a False Claims Act lawsuit brought by the United States that resulted in a $664 million judgment against the company.
The verdict, reached in June after a bench trial in federal court in Dayton, Ohio, was touted by the Department of Justice when it announced in December that Fiscal Year 2013 saw a record $3.8 billion recovered as a result of False Claims Act lawsuits.
The case against United Technologies was filed in 1999 and alleged it made false statements to the Air Force while negotiating a contract for fighter jet engines.
According to the appeal’s docket at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the brief is not available because of errors contained within it.
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