Federal Contracting News

Raytheon Racks Up Win Against Satellite Whistleblower

Dec. 12, 2018, 2:48 PM

Raytheon Co. again defeated a whistleblower’s claims that the defense contractor committed fraud under a satellite contract with the federal government, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in a nonprecedential decision.

Steven Mateski’s fifth amended complaint lacked adequate details, at least with regard to the what, when, and how of alleged false claims, the court said.

Mateski said Raytheon failed to perform complete tests for parts and hardware in violation of contract requirements, but his failure to identify which tests and which parts meant Raytheon didn’t have information to defend against the claims, the court said....

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