June 9, 2000
A Barrier to Nuisance Lawsuits or an Invitation to Defraud?
Lawyers disagree on impact of court ruling limiting individuals' right to sue public colleges
After years of fearing fraud charges brought under a federal whistle-blower law, public-university officials are relieved that a new Supreme Court ruling has largely moved them out of the statute's reach, and lessened the incentive for their employees to report suspicious conduct.
Lawyers for whistle blowers who have brought cases against colleges, meanwhile,
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