Nicor Says FCA Billing Claims Belong Before State Agency

Law360, Chicago (February 11, 2013, 4:54 PM EST) -- A False Claims Act whistleblower suit alleging Nicor Gas Co. knowingly inflated gas bills for customers who received grants under federal and Illinois low-income programs should be axed, the energy company argued Monday, saying it raises issues that belong before a state commission.

Arguing for Nicor's motion to dismiss, Anne Mitchell of Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP told U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman during a hearing in Chicago federal court that the way Nicor calculated its bills was a matter of Illinois law, and that...
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