Extensive Discovery OK'd In $11B Education Funding FCA Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (July 29, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT) -- Over objections from the U.S. and the defendants, a Pennsylvania federal judge last week approved a special master’s reports outlining the massive discovery process expected as part of an $11 billion False Claims Act whistleblower suit over alleged fraudulent recruitment efforts by a for-profit education company.

U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry shot down objections by both the federal government and Education Management Corp. seeking to limit the scope of discovery in the case, which accuses EDMC of violating compensation rules by adjusting its admissions officers’ salaries...
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