Judge Says Kaplan Relator Didn't Break FCA Seal

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday denied Kaplan University's attempt to dismiss a former executive's False Claims Act suit, saying he didn't break FCA secrecy requirements when he threatened to retaliate against another executive who allegedly sexually assaulted the whistleblower's wife.

Kaplan had argued that Ben Wilcox, former dean of paralegal studies at Kaplan University, broke the FCA's requirement to seal a case while the government reviews evidence and decides whether or not to intervene.

Wilcox — who was sentenced to one year in prison for...
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Case Information

Case Title

Jude Gillespie et al v. Kaplan University et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Patricia A. Seitz

Date Filed

March 25, 2009

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