Rehab Co. Can't Use Public Disclosure Bar To Duck FCA Suit

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge refused Monday to boot a relator from a False Claims Act suit accusing RehabCare Group Inc. of paying kickbacks for Medicare referrals, ruling that the relator — a competitor of RehabCare — had not solely relied on public information to bring the suit.

RehabCare had asked U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig to dismiss Health Dimensions Rehabilitation Inc. from the suit, saying that Health Dimensions' evidence could not be considered an original source of nonpublic information under the FCA because its CEO...
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