Keiser University Says FCA Standards Not Met In $4B Suit
By Nathan Hale (July 28, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT) -- Even if certain violations occurred, two whistleblowers' $4 billion False Claims Act lawsuit against Keiser University falls short, the Florida-based school argued in its post-trial brief filed Friday in federal court.
Former employees Manuel Christiansen and Brian Ashton filed the suit on behalf of the federal government and the state of Florida, accusing the college of seeking out and receiving federal and state funding despite its noncompliance with the appropriate regulations governing that funding, including the Higher Education Act's Incentive Compensation Ban.
While now not denying that it may have violated the ban, Keiser said the relators are wrong in their...
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