November 6, 2018 / 10:49 PM / 10 days ago

False Claims Act doesn't cover post-employment retaliation -10th Circuit

By Jonathan Stempel A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the False Claims Act “unambiguously” does not protect whistleblowers from retaliatory discrimination that occurs after their employment ends.

In a 3-0 decision, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit by Debbi Potts, who had accused a predecessor to the defendant Center for Excellence in Higher Education Inc, which operates for-profit colleges, of deceiving its accreditor to keep its accreditation.

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