Furuno USA settles qui tam claims over its navigation equipment
Furuno USA, settled a qui tam lawsuit against it for supplying electronic equipment to the US Coast Guard and Navy that was manufactured in China in violation of the Federal Trade Agreements Act. The government claimed that Furuno continued to provide Chinese navigation equipment even after it was advised that the equipment could not be manufactured in China. In addition to the nearly $700,000 settlement, Furuno agreed to pay $95,000 in attorney fees to the relator. The relator’s share of the settlement is approximately $159, 864.