9th Circ. Asked To Revive FCA Suit Against For-Profit College

Law360, Los Angeles (November 13, 2013, 6:08 PM EST) -- The federal government asked the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to revive a whistleblower suit claiming Ernst & Young LLP and Corinthian Colleges Inc. defrauded the U.S. of billions of dollars in education funds, saying a public disclosure bar didn't block the allegations.

The amicus curiae brief warned that a lower court's dismissal of the suit undermines the False Claims Act since qui tam actions don't negate similar suits against unrelated entities in the same industry. Former employees Nyoka Lee and Talala Mshuja claimed the for-profit college's...
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