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Duke University Inks $112.5M FCA Deal Over Bogus Research

Law360 (March 25, 2019, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Duke University will pay $112.5 million to settle claims that it falsified research data to win and maintain federally funded environmental and health research grants in violation of the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.

The deal will resolve allegations that the North Carolina-based university submitted applications and progress reports to the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that contained falsified or fabricated research data and statements, the DOJ said. Duke did not admit liability as part of the deal, according to the DOJ.

The falsified data related to research on mice carried...

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