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General Atomics provides research, development and consulting services to the nuclear industry, including nuclear energy production, defense and related applications. Founded in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, General Atomics and its affiliated companies also manufacture, operate, and service state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles, and provide information technologies, nuclear instrumentation, aircraft launch and recovery systems, superconducting magnets, systems for hazardous material destruction, magnetic levitation systems, and many other products and services for government and industry.
Federal Contract $: $2067.5m
Total Number of Instances: 1
Total Misconduct dollar amount: $ 8.7m
Instances of Misconduct
Former General Atomics employee Paul Banks alleged that General Atomics failed to honor a promise of partial ownership in a new “Photonics” unit the company formed in 2000. In November 2011, a California state court jury found in Banks' favor on his breach of contract and false promise claims and awarded him $8.9 million in compensatory and $5.8 million in punitive damages. In July 2012, the court entered a final judgment reducing the compensatory damage award to $2.9 million.... more»