In an amicus brief, the U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to reinstate a whistleblower case against the for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and its auditor Ernst & Young. Morrison & Foerster represents E&Y while Munger Tolles & Olson is advising Corinthian.
The case that led to this week's jury verdict against Bank of America originally held the promise of hundreds of millions of dollars for Ed O'Donnell and his small firm Missouri lawyer, David Wasinger. Instead they'll have to settle for a much smaller potential payout—and vindication.
Gibson Dunn hit a serious snag this week in its defense of ITT Educational Services Inc., the for-profit education company plagued by long-running allegations over its business and student recruitment practices.
A federal judge in D.C. on Monday denied bids by Vinson & Elkins and Quinn Emanuel to knock out allegations that defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root, its parent company Halliburton Co, and two subcontractors passed along to the U.S. government the inflated cost of laundry services provided to American bases in Iraq.
Philip Morris and Winston & Strawn have defeated a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company overcharged the military for cigarettes. A judge ruled on Thursday that the whistleblower wasn't the first person to point out the pricing discrepancy, which had already been publicly disclosed in a 1998 tobacco industry settlement.
Friday was a good-news, bad-news kind of day for Norton Rose Fulbright in a pair of whistleblower lawsuits against Boston Scientific.