Cornell Must Pay $2M In AIDS Research Case: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 5, 2012, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Cornell University must pay $1.75 million for misrepresenting an HIV/AIDS research fellowship to win a government grant, the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday in upholding a lower court ruling in a qui tam suit.

The court adopted other appeals courts' reasoning to measure damages with the amount of money the government paid out when it didn't receive a "tangible benefit."

The lower court properly calculated damages based on the full grant amount because when the government doesn't receive this tangible benefit from its funding, such as in...
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