Ex-Kaplan Employee's FCA Suit Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday refused to toss an ex-Kaplan University employee's remaining claims in a long-running False Claims Act suit accusing Kaplan of fraudulently obtaining federal funding by falsely certifying that it was in compliance with the Higher Education Act.

Jude Gillespie, the former chairman of paralegal studies at Kaplan, alleges that Kaplan obtained the federal funding despite being dinged by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for violating anti-discrimination laws governing entities that receive federal funds, which stemmed from a...
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