Texas Hospital Fights To Sink Medicare Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (April 19, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A Texas hospital moved Monday to dismiss a whistleblower suit alleging it billed Medicare and Medicaid for up to $30 million worth of drugs it acquired for free, saying the plaintiff's accusations were pure speculation.

The Ector County Hospital District told a federal court that the False Claims Act suit, filed by a former pharmacist at the hospital, should be dismissed because it did not provide detailed accusations of fraud and lacked even a basic level of detail.

"The plaintiff fails to allege who took the...
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