News & CommentScientific Misconduct

$1.6 Million Fraud Award Overturned

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Science  31 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5300, pp. 610
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5300.610b

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Universities are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal appeals court last week threw out a lower court's award of $1.6 million in a case brought by a graduate student who had claimed that the University of Alabama, Birmingham, defrauded the government by wrongly accepting grant money for work she had done