Judge Tosses FCA Suit On EB-5 Project, With Leave To Amend

By Nathan Hale (December 20, 2016, 8:54 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge Monday adopted a magistrate's recommendations to dismiss a False Claims Act suit alleging a sawmill defrauded the EB-5 immigrant investor program because the accusations were lumped into a "shotgun" complaint, but he left the whistleblower the option to refile.

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan modified the report and recommendation from U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel B. Toomey only to make clear that an accompanying partial denial of defendant Klausner Lumber One LLC's motion to dismiss is also without prejudice. Clarifying that point was the only concern the company raised in a Dec. 16 objection, according to the...

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