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Hospital Giant Abandons FCA Case At Supreme Court

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Hospital chain Intermountain Healthcare has settled a high-profile case alleging unnecessary heart procedures, eliminating yet another opportunity for the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify how precisely False Claims Act suits must describe purportedly improper billing.

A representative of Intermountain and an attorney for a whistleblower doctor named Gerald Polukoff told Law360 on Thursday that a settlement has been reached. Utah-based Intermountain on Wednesday notified the Supreme Court that it will no longer pursue its petition challenging the Tenth Circuit's revival of Polukoff's suit.

The Supreme Court had expressed interest in Intermountain's petition, which asked the justices to clear up disagreement over...

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Supreme Court

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3890 Other Statutory Actions

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January 14, 2019

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