United States, Ex Rel. Ali v. Daniel, Mann, Johnson, & Mendenhall
355 F.3d 1140 (9th Cir. 2004)

Construction management firm employed by university to coordinate reconstruction of buildings damaged by the January 1994 Northridge earthquake was not immune from suit for false claims submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The management firm was a private corporation and was not acting as an arm of the state. Therefore it is not shielded by the doctrine of sovereign immunity.

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