US Loses Bid For Doc Disclosure In $11B False Claims Suit

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday shot down the federal government's objection to a special master's recommendation barring disclosure of confidential materials in a whistleblower suit accusing for-profit college chain owner Education Management Corp. of falsely claiming it was eligible for $11 billion in federal funding.

U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry overruled the federal government's objection and instead adopted a special master's March 14 report and recommendation that a protective order be granted for third-party disclosures of materials marked confidential by EDMC in the government's...
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