658 Fed.Appx. 194 (5th Cir. 2016), 15-51086, United States ex rel. Gage v. Davis S.R. Aviation, L.L.C.
|Citation:||658 Fed.Appx. 194|
|Opinion Judge:||PER CURIAM:|
|Party Name:||United States of America, ex rel; GEORGE GAGE, Plaintiff - Appellant v. DAVIS S.R. AVIATION, L.L.C., doing business as Challenger Spares and Support; CHALLENGER REPAIR GROUP, L.L.C.; ORION AIR GROUP, L.L.C.; BOMBARDIER, INCORPORATED; NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION; STEVE DAVIS, Individually; NORTHROP GRUMMAN DEFENSE MISSION SYSTEMS; NORTHROP GRUM...|
|Attorney:||For George Gage, Plaintiff - Appellant: Donald Edward Little, Lakeway, TX. Davis S.R. Aviation, L.L.C., doing business as: Challenger Spares and Support, Challenger Repair Group, L.L.C., STEVE DAVIS, Individually, Defendants - Appellees: Roger James George Jr., Trial Attorney, John Robert McConne...|
|Judge Panel:||Before HIGGINBOTHAM, ELROD, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.|
|Case Date:||July 25, 2016|
|Court:||United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit|
Petition for certiorari filed at, 11/18/2016
Please Refer Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. USDC No. 1:12-CV-904.
For George Gage, Plaintiff - Appellant: Donald Edward Little, Lakeway, TX.
Davis S.R. Aviation, L.L.C., doing business as: Challenger Spares and Support, Challenger Repair Group, L.L.C., STEVE DAVIS, Individually, Defendants - Appellees: Roger James George Jr., Trial Attorney, John Robert McConnell, George Brothers Kincaid & Horton, L.L.P., Austin, TX.
For Bombardier, Incorporated, Defendant - Appellee: Ron Alan Sprague, Esq., Brian G. Saucier, Gendry & Sprague, P.C., San Antonio, TX; Eric Xinis Fishman, Danielle Vrabie, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, L.L.P., New York, NY.
For Northrop Grumman Corporation, Defendant - Appellee: Michael L. Waldman, Lee Friedman, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, L.L.P., Washington, DC; Katherine Patrice Chiarello, Ratliff Law Firm, Austin, TX.
Before HIGGINBOTHAM, ELROD, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.
In this qui tam action, Relator George Gage appeals the district court's denial of his Rule 60(b) motion and his motions for recusal and reconsideration. We AFFIRM.
George Gage brought this False Claims Act (" FCA" ) lawsuit against Davis S.R. Aviation, L.L.C.; Challenger Repair Group, L.L.C.; Orion Air Group, L.L.C.; Bombardier, Inc.; Northrop Grumman Corp., and related entities; and Steve Davis (collectively, the " defendants" ). Gage's relevant complaint (the third amended) alleged that the defendants, who are government contractors, used defective parts in repairing and maintaining military aircraft. Our previous decision detailed Gage's allegations. United States ex rel. Gage v. Davis S.R. Aviation, L.L.C., 623 Fed.Appx. 622, 623-24 (5th Cir. 2015). The district court dismissed with prejudice, holding that most of Gage's claims were foreclosed by the public disclosure bar and none of his claims were adequately pled under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b). We affirmed, resting our decision solely on the conclusion that Gage's pleading fatally neglected to " alleg[e] with particularity the who, what, when, where, and how of the . . . fraudulent scheme . . . ." Id. at 625-28. We declined to decide whether the public disclosure bar applied. Id. at 628.
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