6th Circuit Tosses MSP Suits, Threatens Sanctions

Law360, New York (February 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has affirmed several lower court decisions dismissing multiple lawsuits brought by a man who alleged that various medical systems had violated the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

A three-judge appellate panel found Thursday that the MSP is not a qui tam statute, meaning that Douglas B. Stalley did not have standing in seven separate suits he brought against various health systems.

The suits are so frivolous that sanctions may be appropriate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said. Stalley and his...
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