College Wants Fired Employees Booted From FCA Suit

Law360, Washington (August 18, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT) -- American Intercontinental University told a federal judge Wednesday that three ex-employees could not bring qui tam False Claims Act allegations against the Atlanta-based college because they had signed release agreements as part of their severance packages.

The four plaintiffs, including the former vice president of academic affairs, allege the university took millions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Education but failed to comply with incentive compensation and accreditation standards.

But three of those four relators — Joseph P. Plumley Jr., Glenn W. Dobson and Melissa...
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