A former Pratt & Whitney engineer has sued United Technologies Corp., accusing the conglomerate and jet engine maker of concealing a defective spray coating process in the manufacture of U.S. military engines and firing him when he reported what he called “falsely manipulated testing.”
Franklin C. Turner, a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of McCarter & English, said the lawsuit lacks specifics.
“If you look at the allegations, there are an awful lot of ‘information and belief,’ he said. “It does not lend itself to specifics to prove a False Claims Act.”
In addition, the government has not intervened in the lawsuit, indicating a “pretty strong indication that it thinks there is some sort of fatal deficiency in the case,” Turner said in an interview Monday.
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