Hospice Urges High Court To Avoid FCA Pleading Dispute

By Jeff Overley (August 13, 2018, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A Florida-based hospice chain Monday pressed the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid wading into a long-simmering dispute over how precisely False Claims Act suits must be pled, asserting that a circuit split on the issue has mostly evaporated.

Chapters Health System Inc. made its assertion in a brief opposing Supreme Court review of an Eleventh Circuit ruling that upheld the dismissal of an FCA suit filed by whistleblower Nancy Chase. The Eleventh Circuit deemed Chase's suit too vague, and Chapters Health on Monday argued that any other circuit court would have done the same thing.

"Given the deficiencies in [Chase's] complaint...

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