Old Claims Follow Hawker Beechcraft In Bankruptcy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

A long-running legal fight in federal court in Wichita has followed Hawker Beechcraft to bankruptcy court in New York.

Former employees of a subcontractor of Hawker Beechcraft sued the company more than five years ago under the False Claims Act, which allows citizens to bring claims on behalf of the government. The complex case has yet to be resolved.

The action involves allegations of false statements and misrepresentations in the sale of military aircraft to the United States.

When Hawker Beechcraft filed for bankruptcy protection in May, those court proceedings were halted.

The plaintiffs this week asked the bankruptcy court to find that their claims are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Hawker Beechcraft has not yet filed its answer, and the company did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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