Bankruptcy Trustee, Brokers Duck FCA Kickback Claims

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday dismissed a False Claims Act suit brought by married real estate managers, saying their claims that their bankruptcy trustee undervalued their property as part of a kickback scheme were not pled specifically enough.

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart gave the couple, Paramjeet and Sunita Malhotra, leave to file more specific complaint within 20 days. Their qui tam suit alleges that the trustee, along with others including RE/MAX Eastside Brokers Inc., undervalued the Malhotra's properties and directed kickbacks to real...
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