US ex rel. Smith v. Boeing Co.


US ex rel Smith v Boeing

Case No. 05-1073-MLB (D.Kansas Oct. 8, 2014)

The court granted Boeing’s motion for summary judgment, finding that there were reasonable conflicting interpretations of the contract’s requirements, undermining any claim of knowing false certification, and that the FAA had specifically investigated and rejected Relator’s interpretations. The court also noted that the FAA has extensive technical expertise to judge compliance with its regulations, and “exceptionally broad remedial powers” to enforce those regulations, while federal judges and juries have no such expertise.