Cornell Med School Settles NIH Fraud Suit For $2.6M

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Over the objections of the whistleblower in the suit, a federal judge has allowed Weill Medical College of Cornell University to pay $2.6 million to settle government allegations it fraudulently obtained research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

On Thursday, Judge William H. Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the settlement, in spite of trenchant objections to the deal by the whistleblower who filed suit under the False Claims Act, and blockaded the deal in 2007....
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