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Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Relators’ FCA Action Against Educational Institution and Awards Attorneys’ Fees Against Relator for Filing a Frivolous Appeal

Posted in Rule 9(b) Decisions
Relators, Mary Beth Pilecki-Simko and Tom Giunta, sued The Chubb Institute (“TCI”) and TCI’s corporate parents, The Chubb Corporation (“TCC”) and High-Tech Institute, Inc., alleging that TCI made misrepresentations to the Department of Education to obtain student financial aid in the form of loans and grants from the federal government.  The District Court dismissed the … Continue Reading

9th Circuit Applies Iqbal’s Plausibility Requirement to FCA Case

Posted in Rule 9(b) Decisions
Mary Cafasso, a former employee of General Dynamics C4 Systems (“GDC4”), brought a False Claims Act case against her former employer after her job was eliminated following corporate restructuring.  The 9th Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of Cafasso’s claims and the granting of summary judgment in favor of GDC4 on its counterclaim for breach … Continue Reading
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