Education
7:56 am
Fri November 15, 2013

KU Faces Lawsuits After Alleged Misuse Of Grant Money

A former University of Kansas lab director says he was fired for reporting improper uses of grant funds.

David S. Moore's lawsuit alleges that he was fired last month as retaliation for "expressing good faith concerns" about the financial management and accountability for KU's Microscopy Analysis and Imaging Laboratory in Lawrence.

Moore alleges the university inappropriately charged administration, overhead and related expenses to the lab that did not comply with federal rules for spending grant money.

Defendants include the Kansas Board of Regents, the university and several employees.

KU spokeswoman Jill Jess says that Moore's claims "are baseless."

It's the second lawsuit brought against KU this month that alleges misuse of research money.

Two weeks ago, professor Curtis Klaassen filed an unrelated lawsuit against the university and its School of Medicine, also claiming the university retaliated against him for asserting it misappropriated federal research grants.