5th Circ. Flunks Texas Ex-Professor's Whistleblower Case

Law360, San Francisco (November 5, 2013, 3:37 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Monday refused to revive a University of Texas Health Science Center professor's whistleblower suit claiming a colleague falsified research data, affirming the trial court's ruling that the university is not an entity that can be held liable under the False Claims Act.

The panel rejected associate professor Terri King's argument that the Houston-based center cannot be considered an “arm of the state,” which the FCA holds as exempt from qui tam suits. Instead, it found that the facility met five of the...
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