Eighth Circuit Reinstates FCA Case Over Changed College Grades, Attendance Records
Can changing grades and attendance records be actionable under the False Claims Act (FCA)? According to the Eighth Circuit, the answer is yes. Specifically, in United States ex rel. Miller v. Weston Educational, Inc., two former employees of Heritage College alleged that Heritage violated the FCA by falsely promising to keep accurate student records. The district court granted summary judgment for Heritage, but the employees appealed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed, allowing the case to proceed to trial.