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Supreme Court Affirms Verdict Over Title Defect

Supreme Court Affirms Verdict Over Title Defect By: Scott Lauck  | Missouri Lawyers Weekly  |  May 13, 2015 The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a $1.3 million jury verdict for a business whose lakefront development plan was thwarted by a land title problem. In 2003, Randy Spalding bought 419 acres of property in the city of Lake Winnebago in Cass County. The land was in a flood plain, and Spalding planned to develop it into lakefront [...]

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Missouri Supreme Court Ruling Targets Low-Balling Title Insurance

Missouri Supreme Court Ruling Targets Low-Balling Title Insurance By: James Dornbrook  |  Kansas City Business Journal  |  May 13, 2015 The Missouri Supreme Court upheld a $1.29 million court award for Spalding Land Co. LLC in Independence for a mistake made by Stewart Title Guaranty Co. The case had potential for serious ramifications regarding the way title insurance policies are interpreted and the level of payouts for damages. Company owner Randy Spalding acquired 419 acres of property [...]

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Employer – Employee : False Claims Act – Fraudulent Inducement – Falsified College Records

Employer – Employee : False Claims Act – Fraudulent Inducement – Falsified College Records By: Stephanie Maniscalco | Missouri Lawyers Weekly  |  May 4, 2015 (1)Where former employees of a for-profit college claimed that the college fraudulently induced the Department of Education to provide funding by promising to keep accurate student records when the college admitted to the falsification of grade and attendance records, the judgment is reversed and remanded in part because the employees could proceed [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Requires Heritage College to Defend Itself Against Fraud Claims in Lawsuit

Federal Appeals Court Requires Heritage College to Defend Itself Against Fraud Claims in Lawsuit By: Ashley A. Smith | Inside Higher Ed  |  April 30, 2015 A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered a for-profit college to defend itself on charges it defrauded the U.S. government by altering grade and attendance records in an effort to receive more federal student aid. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit came in a False Claims [...]

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8th Circuit Revives Education FCA Suit Over Fake Grades

8th Circuit Revives Education FCA Suit Over Fake Grades By: Bryan Koenig | Law 360  |  April 30, 2015 The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday revived two whistleblowers' $32.8 million False Claims Act lawsuit alleging a for-profit college altered student records to avoid reimbursing federal aid, overturning a district court dismissal that had found regulations do not explicitly establish grading policies. Because it is unclear whether Heritage College accepted federal dollars with the explicit intention to manipulate records and [...]

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