Qui Tam Suit Against School Bus Service Provider

Laidlaw Transit, Inc., a company that provides busing services to California school districts, is being challenged by the First District Court of appeals on the basis of a Qui Tam case brought by plaintiffs claiming that the company falsified safety records and failed to meet state safety and environmental standards.

Because Laidlaw accepted payment while allegedly breaching the contract held with the city, they are liable under the False Claims Act. The case had previously been dismissed but has been revived by the Court of Appeals.

The case was brought to court by a private individual with knowledge about Laidlaw’s supposed misconduct. If Laidlaw is charged with damages in this case, the whistle blower will be awarded some of the money under the False Claims Act.

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