Cubic Corp. has received a letter of apology from Clifford D. Philip Jr., a disgruntled former employee who alleged last year that Cubic had defrauded the federal government through improper billing procedures, the company said Monday.
In an Oct. 13 letter to Cubic Chairman Walter Zable, Philip apologized for allegations contained in a wrongful termination suit filed against Cubic last October in San Diego Superior Court. Philip, who worked in marketing for Cubic, also agreed to a permanent injunction that prohibits him from making "disparaging (or) criticizing remarks" about his former employer.
Philip, in the lawsuit that recently was dismissed at his request, had alleged that Cubic "improperly and fraudulently" charged federal defense agencies for work done for foreign governments. Philip joined Cubic in 1984 and left the company in early 1986, according to his attorney, Brian D. Miller. Philip was not available for comment on Monday.
The suit filed in October, 1986, demanded $750,000 in lost wages and $5 million in punitive damages. At the time, Philip was characterized by his attorney, Brian D. Miller, as a "whistle blower" who was fired after bringing alleged improprieties to the attention of superiors.