Florida Federal Judge Clarifies Earlier Order Dismissing $320 Million Qui Tam/False Claims Act Suit

By |2024-03-14T10:01:37-04:00May 15, 2018|Health Facilities Law Blog|

George Indest HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. dismissed whistle blower Nancy Chase’s lawsuit against LifePath Hospice, Inc., and Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc., on September 22, 2016.  He found that Chase did not sufficiently plead fraud in her suit and called it“clearly frivolous,” dismissing it with prejudice.  The federal government and the state (Florida) had declined to intervene in Ms. Chase’s case.  However, now the federal government has now requested that Judge Moody to clarify his decision to state that the original dismissal was “without prejudice” to the U.S. to bring its own False Claims […]