June 02, 2005
A False Claims Act suit filed by two whistleblowers claims that Northrop Grumman Newport News and General Dynamics Electric Boat failed in their duty to ensure the safety of key parts on their submarines.
The suit contends that the shipyards, builders of nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy, should have discovered ongoing problems with valves supplied by Hunt Valve. Their failure to ensure the quality and safety of the valves defrauded the government.
The federal government has declined intervention in the case, which was the subject of an article in the June 2, 2005 edition of the Daily Press.