DOJ Must Give Harvard FOIA Docs On For-Profit College

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice must turn over some of the documents a Harvard Law School legal clinic had sought from a whistleblower lawsuit over a struggling Pittsburgh-based for-profit college provider's student recruitment and loan policies.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer granted both the DOJ and the Harvard Project on Predatory Student Lending partial summary judgment in a dispute over the clinic's Freedom of Information Act request for a trove of materials the DOJ received through a False Claims Act case initiated in 2007 against Education Management Corp.

The judge found that the DOJ couldn't flatly...

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