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Today’s top story is a federal judge greenlighting an $11 billion whistleblower suit alleging that Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. defrauded the government of federal student aid. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, the suit alleges the company violated the terms of the Higher Education Act, which bars the distribution of incentives to college recruiters based on the number of students they draw.
Also above the fold on Page 1, Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a legal malpractice claim is being allowed to proceed in a wrongful firing case in which the lawyer, James E. Ellison of Rhoads & Sinon, advised the Harrisburg School District on its decision to fire three top administrators.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Zack Needles writes that a suit against Citizens Savings Bank Inc. alleging that it cashed 86 forged checks is being allowed to proceed by a Lackawanna County judge.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column on Page 5, Hayes Hunt and Jonathan R. Cavalier write about three key uses of social media for corporate counsel.
In an Immigration Law column on Page 7, Matthew T. Galati writes that the USCIS has implemented a new policy involving transgendered persons.
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