Kaplan Escapes Ex-Employee's FCA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 16, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday nixed claims against Kaplan Inc. alleging the for-profit educational corporation had fraudulently obtained billions of dollars in federal funding, saying the plaintiff failed to show Kaplan committed any False Claims Act violations. 

U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Seitz granted summary judgment in favor of Kaplan, finding that Jude Gillespie, a former chairman of paralegal studies for Kaplan, had failed to prove the necessary elements of an FCA claim. Gillespie alleged Kaplan had falsely represented it was in compliance with the...
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