Judge Unmoved By Brockovich's Latest Campaign

Law360, New York (November 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has temporarily stopped famed crusader Erin Brockovich from pursuing her latest cause, dismissing a slew of suits that she recently filed in response to an alleged abuse of the Medicare system.

Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge David Carter ruled that Brockovich had no right to sue hospitals and convalescent homes, tossing out 24 suits aimed at recovering illegal funds the health care providers allegedly received through the federal program.

The move came on the heels of the California judge throwing out another...
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