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Circuit Court Rejects FCA Whistleblower Claim

 
June 28, 2015

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Case Study

Situation

A former college employee sued under the False Claims Act, alleging the college violated Title IV Federal Student Aid (FSA) regulations based on an implied false certification theory.

Result

We vigorously defended the college, obtaining summary judgment on all the relator’s claims. Affirming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected plaintiff’s theory and held mere noncompliance with FSA regulations does not automatically terminate FSA eligibility.