Deion Sanders Fights Default In FCA Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Calling his nonresponse to court filings an “honest mistake,” an attorney for Deion Sanders asked a Texas federal court Friday to reject a default judgment in a False Claims Act suit accusing the NFL Hall of Famer and others of fleecing the federal government by misusing subsidized lunch funds.

The attorney, John D. Nation, said that he got mixed up by multiple petitions in the case and a now-consolidated companion case filed by Lawrence Smith, causing the attorney to miss a deadline to respond. A court...
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Case Information

Case Title

Smith et al v. Sanders et al

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act


Barbara M.G. Lynn

Date Filed

October 31, 2012


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