Emloyment Law Group - Law Firms - Whistleblower Lawyers
Live Chat Contact Us 24/7 Email US
Contact Us: Live Chat, Call, Email Chat email
Our Clients in Their
Own Words
Play Video: Whistleblower Attorney Testimonials | Wendell Carter
Previous Video
Next Video
THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP®

Toll Free: 1-888-826-5260
Fax: 202-261-2835

inquiry@employmentlawgroup.com

Employment Law Group Addresses
The Employment Law Group,PC. BBB Business Review

Whistleblower Law Blog

U.S. Dept. of Justice Urges Federal Court to Allow $1 Billion False Claims Act Case to Move Forward Against Nelnet

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia rejecting Nelnet, Inc.’s contention that its settlements with the Department of Education (ED) bar Oberg’s qui tam action.  Dr. Jon H. Oberg, a former employee of the Department of Education, brought a qui tam seeking the return of approximately $1 billion that student loan companies obtained through false pretenses.

Nelnet reached a settlement with the Department of Education under which the company would stop receiving overpayments.  However, the agreement did not require Nelnet to return any of the nearly $1 billion in overpayments it had already received.  In its brief, the U.S. Department of Justice stated, “. . . it is clear from statutory and other authority that Congress has committed exclusive authority to settle claims of fraud, including FCA claims, to the Attorney General” and furthermore that Nelnet has not presented evidence that the Department of Education even intended to release the company from FCA liability.  For the full brief, click here.

The plaintiff is represented by Wiley Rein LLP and The Employment Law Group® law firm.  For more information about the firm’s Whistleblower Law Practice, click here.
 

Tagged: ,

decorative line
greybar
blueline
facebook logo twitter logo google plus logo
Home  |  What We Do  |  Our Team  |  Our Clients  |  In The News  |  Resources  |  Contact Us


Our Locations: Washington, D.C. | San Francisco | Los Angeles

© 2017 The Employment Law Group, P.C. - All rights reserved.
Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy