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Date: 09/24/2004 (Date of Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: Non-Governmental
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: On March 13, 2002, a jury in Indianapolis, Indiana returned a verdict of in favor of Allison Gas Turbine for cost overruns on the engine exhaust liner and trailing edge of a discontinued prototype aircraft from a competitive award process, which occurred in the 1980s. On April 27, 2004, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed the decision of the lower court. On September 28, 2004, Northrop Grumman’s appeal to the Supreme Court of Indiana was denied and the company paid $81 million in settlement of the judgment and interest.