Hospital Can't Prove FCA Whistleblower Lacks Standing

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by Halifax Hospital Medical Center to dismiss a suit accusing the hospital of admitting Medicare patients for needless overnight stays, saying it failed to prove an employee whistleblower lacked standing to pursue the claims.  

Judge Gregory A. Presnell sided with government prosecutors, who had strongly disputed the medical group's argument that that a provision of the False Claims Act allowing for qui tam suits is unconstitutional because it allows the government to assign a purely sovereign interest...
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