Va. Medicaid Fraud Suit Against Quest Gets Booted

Law360, Washington (October 25, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge threw out a whistleblower suit alleging Quest Diagnostics Inc. and another clinical laboratory company defrauded the state's Medicaid program by charging it higher rates than it did the public, saying Friday that the law doesn't require them to give the program their best rates.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee granted a motion to dismiss from the bench on Friday, saying relators Hunter Laboratories LLC and its founder, Chris Riedel, didn't include a single specified false claim submitted to Virginia's Department of...
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