Violation Tracker Individual Record

Education Management Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Education Management Corporation
November 16, 2015
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Education Management Corp. agreed to pay approximately $31 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it violated False Claims Act provisions by falsely certifying that it was in compliance with Title IV of the Higher Education Act and parallel state statutes. This was part of a larger $95 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at The case announcement did not mention the state figure explicitly but listed the total settlement amount and the other portions, suggesting that the remainder would go to the states.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
out of business
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
educational services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.