Federal judge returns fraud action against BAE Systems to state court

June 16, 2017 – In a victory for firm client Puglia Engineering in its ongoing litigation against multinational defense contractor BAE Systems and its related entities, federal district court judge William H. Alsup entered an order today remanding Puglia’s case against BAE to state court where it was first filed.  Firm partner Randy Erlewine successfully argued that BAE failed to meet its burden to establish that its removal of Puglia’s lawsuit to federal court was proper.  The firm has since filed a motion for Puglia requesting it be awarded attorneys’ fees caused by BAE’s improper removal.  The state court has set a case management conference in the case for August 30th.