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Defense Verdict in Security Contractor Trial Affirmed

December 14, 2012

In U.S. ex rel. Davis v. U.S. Training Ctr., Inc., the Fourth Circuit upheld the jury verdict in favor of U.S. Training Center, Inc. (formerly part of "Blackwater"), represented by C&M, rejecting the allegations that USTC had submitted false claims regarding diplomatic security services in Iraq and Afghanistan. The court affirmed the district court's evidentiary rulings and denial of a motion for a new trial and held that the district court had not erred in granting partial summary judgment to USTC and summary judgment to the other defendants (all of whom were represented by C&M) on claims relating to a domestic security services contract with DHS awarded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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