AT&T Can't Dodge FCA Suit Over Alleged Scam Calls

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 5:09 PM EST) -- AT&T Corp. must face a False Claims Act suit alleging it billed the federal government for international scammer calls made through a Web-based call service for the hearing impaired, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer adopted U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert C. Mitchell's Nov. 15 recommendation to deny AT&T's motion to dismiss the U.S. Department of Justice's suit. Judge Fischer also approved the magistrate judge's recommendation to toss most claims in a related complaint by a former AT&T employee.

The decision...
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