ELA Tries To Nix FCA Suit Over Defibrillators

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT) -- Sorin Group unit ELA Medical Inc. is seeking dismissal of a False Claims Act suit brought by a former employee alleging the medical device maker orchestrated a pervasive kickback and false statement scheme that enabled it to pocket millions of dollars from the U.S. government's Medicare program.

No court should have jurisdiction over the claims because relator Tania Lee is not an original source for the allegations, having cobbled them together from public documents and news reports, ELA attorney Michael Matthews of Foley & Lardner LLP...
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