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Statements made in a catalogue, as opposed to those in specifications on the government entity's purchase order, may be the subject of a False Claims Act suit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/31/2001
  • Published 05/31/2001


  •  SPENCER, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Phillips & Cohen, Eric R. Havian, San Francisco, Lisa A. Foster, San Diego, Mary A. Inman, San Francisco;  Irell & Manella, Gregory R. Smith, S. Thomas Pollack, Elizabeth A. Camacho and Stephen Hasegawa, for Petitioners., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Pamela Smith-Steward, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Christopher M. Ames, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Anthony M. Bova, Deputy Attorney General, for the State of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., John M. Kaheny, City Attorney, for the City of Chula Vista as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Office of the City Attorney, Louise H. Renne and Owen J. Clements for the City of San Francisco as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Office of the City Attorney, J. Richard Doyle and Malgorzata Laskowska for the City of San Jose as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Horvitz & Levy, Mitchell C. Tilner, Encino, Karen M. Bray, Santa Monica;  Beck, De Corso, Daly & Kreindler, Bryan D. Daly, Anthony A. De Corso, Suzanne E. Tracy, Los Angeles;  Stanzler, Funderburk & Castellon, Ruben A. Castellon and Willaim W. Funderburk, Jr. for Real Parties in Interest James Jones Company, Mueller Co. and Tyco International (US), Inc., Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish, David S. MacCuish, Kurt Osenbaugh and Todd Benoff, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest Watts Industries, Inc.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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