Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bollinger Shipyards
Current Parent Company: 
Bollinger Shipyards
Penalty: 
$8,500,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
December 9, 2015
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Bollinger Shipyards agreed to pay the United States $8.5 million and release contract claims to settle a False Claims Act suit alleging that Bollinger misrepresented the longitudinal strength of patrol boats it delivered to the Coast Guard that resulted in the boats buckling and failing once they were put into service.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Louisiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
heavy equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
shipbuilding
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Parent company note: 
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