Home Health Care Co. Tries Again To Escape FCA Case

Law360 (September 11, 2020, 8:50 PM EDT) -- A home health care company has urged an Illinois federal court to throw out a False Claims Act suit accusing it of offering kickbacks to a state elder care contractor in exchange for referrals, defending the payments it made as aboveboard.

Management Principles Inc., its two subsidiary companies Vital Home & Healthcare Inc. and Physician Care Services SC, and its owner, Asif Sayeed, filed a reply Thursday supporting their bid for a verdict in their favor in a suit claiming they paid the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois a $5,000 monthly kickback in exchange for referrals.

The defendants said those payments "were solely...

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