Brickman Can't Escape Ex-Manager's False Claims Suit

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 9:53 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Thursday denied landscaper Brickman Group Ltd. LLC's bid to dismiss a false claims suit filed by a former branch manager alleging the company overcharged government real estate manager Duke Realty Corp.

U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett rejected Brickman's argument that former employee Mark Elliot failed to state a claim when he blew the whistle on a regional manager, Mark Davis, for regularly telling employees to shirk contractual obligations in its landscaping services.

"Brickman was surprised and disappointed by the court’s decision...
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