Bankruptcy Trustee, Brokers Duck FCA Kickback Claims

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday dismissed a False Claims Act suit brought by married real estate managers, saying their claims that their bankruptcy trustee undervalued their property as part of a kickback scheme were not pled specifically enough.

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart gave the couple, Paramjeet and Sunita Malhotra, leave to file more specific complaint within 20 days. Their qui tam suit alleges that the trustee, along with others including RE/MAX Eastside Brokers Inc., undervalued the Malhotra's properties and directed kickbacks to real...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Malhotra et al v. Steinberg et al

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


James L. Robart

Date Filed

November 11, 2009

Law Firms


Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.