No. 07-50732.

527 F.3d 439 (2008)

UNITED STATES of America, ex rel., Joseph FRIED; Public Program Testing Organization, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. WEST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

May 9, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mitchell Reed Kreindler (argued), Kreindler & Associates, Houston, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Todd Aaron Clark (argued), Eric W. Schulze, Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Schulze & Aldridge, Austin, TX, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before DAVIS and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges, and DRELL, District Judge.

SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judge:

Relators Joseph Fried and Public Program Testing Organization challenge the district court's dismissal of their qui tam action brought on behalf of the United States under the False Claims Act. We affirm.


Joseph Fried, an Ohio resident and director of Public Program Testing Organization, identifies himself as a government-waste opponent. He is particularly concerned about fraud and waste in the Social Security...

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