U.S. AND CALIFORNIA EX REL. HANDAL v. CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING

Case No. 2:13-cv-1697 KJM-KJN.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND STATE OF CALIFORNIA EX REL. REBECCA HANDAL, DINA DOMINGUEZ, ELICIA A. FERNANDEZ AND CHRISTINE STEARNS, Plaintiffs, v. CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING, A CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT CORPORATION, MOHAMMAD ARYANPOUR, JENNIFER CRUICKSHANK, MARTIN GAMEZ, TOMASITA GUAJARDO, EZEQUIEL GUZMAN, SHIRLEY JOHNSON, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MARIA ELENA RIDDLE, HERMELINDA SAPIEN AND RACHEL WICKLAND, Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. California.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 31 U.S.C. § 3729
Cause: 31 U.S.C. § 3729 False Claims Act
Nature of Suit: 375 Other Statutes: False Claims Act
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rebecca Handal, Plaintiff, represented by Gary B. Callahan , Clayeo C. Arnold, A Professional Law Corp..

Dina Dominguez, Plaintiff, represented by Gary B. Callahan , Clayeo C. Arnold, A Professional Law Corp..

Elicia A. Fernandez, Plaintiff, represented by Gary B. Callahan , Clayeo C. Arnold, A Professional Law Corp..

Christine Stearns, Plaintiff, represented by Gary B. Callahan , Clayeo C. Arnold, A Professional Law Corp..

USA, Intervenor Plaintiff, represented by Vincente Antonio Tennerelli , United States Attorney's Office.

State of California, Intervenor Plaintiff, represented by Kenneth John Sugarman , California Department of Justice.

Center for Employment Training, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Mohammad Aryanpour, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Jennifer Cruickshank, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Ezequiel Guzman, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Shirley Johnson, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Jennifer Lopez, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Maria Elena Riddle, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Hermelinda Sapien, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Rachel Wickland, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.

Tomasita Guajardo, Defendant, represented by Kathleen M. Rhoads , Gordon & Rees LLP, Larry S. Gondelman , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, pro hac vice, Elizabeth A. O'Brien , Gordon, Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP & Sean Beller , Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, pro hac vice.


STIPULATION TO FILE MEMORANDUM IN EXCESS OF PAGE LIMITATION RE DEFENDANTS CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING, A California nonprofit corporation, SHIRLEY JOHNSON, and JENNIFER CRUICKSHANK'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND ORDER

KIMBERLY J. MUELLER, District Judge.

Whereas Relators have filed a 57-page First Amended Complaint alleging violations of federal False Claims Act, the California False Claims Act, and the California Fraud and Deceit statute;

Whereas there are three Defendants remaining in the case;

Whereas Relators seek approximately $280,000,000 in damages;

Whereas discovery has closed in the case;

Whereas the Court's Scheduling Order requires that any hearing on a motion for summary judgment must be heard by September 22, 2017;

Whereas all three Defendants intend to file a motion for summary judgment on several grounds, including materiality and scienter;

Whereas the evidence on scienter is specific to each of the three Defendants;

Whereas the Court allowed the parties to exceed the 20-page limit in the Court's Standing Order in connection with the Motion to Dismiss and to file moving and opposition briefs not to exceed 30 pages;

Whereas Defendants previously filed a motion for permission to file 30-page moving and opposition briefs in connection with their motion for summary judgment, which motion has not yet been ruled upon;

Whereas Relators initially opposed Defendants' motion to file 30-page briefs; and

Whereas Relators have reconsidered their position and now consent to Defendants' motion to file 30-page moving and opposition briefs;

Therefore, with respect to Defendants' motion for summary judgment, Defendants and Relators' respective moving and opposition briefs may be 30 pages in length, and any reply briefs may be 15 pages in length.

IT IS SO STIPULATED.

ORDER

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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