April 26, 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the University of Phoenix from a decision by the Ninth Circuit. That decision (as reported here on September 8, 2006) reinstated a suit brought under the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act, alleging that school officials violated federal rules barring incentive payments to employees who recruit students to enroll in the college.
The suit will now proceed to trial in federal court in Sacramento.
The Los Angeles Times ran a story on the Court’s decision on April 24, 2007.