Kaplan Escapes Ex-Worker's FCA Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday tossed an ex-Kaplan University employee's remaining retaliation claim in a long-running False Claims Act suit against Kaplan, citing another case in which the worker was found to have been fired for legitimate reasons.

U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Seitz granted summary judgment to Kaplan and closed the case, finding the retaliation claim brought by plaintiff Carlos Urquilla Diaz was barred by issue preclusion because in another case, Diaz had made a similar assertion of retaliation under Title VII of the...
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