Chicago Education Board Beats 'Ghost Bus' Suit

Law360 (November 30, 2018, 4:14 PM EST) -- Chicago’s Board of Education and a slew of bus companies have won their bid to dismiss a suit brought by a former public schools’ director alleging the companies colluded on special-needs service contracts and billed the city for trips that never took place on "ghost buses" that never ran, all while the board was aware.

U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber on Thursday threw out the False Claims Act suit leveled by Jeffrey Hubert — who directed student transportation for the city’s public school system for two years — finding it was too vague and lacked enough material evidence.

“At the outset,...

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