Corinthian Colleges Workers Ask 9th Circ. To Salvage FCA Suit

Law360, Chicago (April 26, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Two former Corinthian Colleges Inc. employees on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit to revive their whistleblower suit alleging the for-profit college and Ernst & Young LLP defrauded the federal government out of billions in education funds.

Plaintiffs Nyoka Lee and Talala Mshuja filed a notice that they are appealing a California federal judge's March decision to toss their False Claims Act suit because the data supporting their claims had already been publicly disclosed. According to the suit, Corinthian's quota-based recruitment practices should have prevented it from obtaining, with the help of accountant Ernst & Young, up to half a billion dollars...

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