Appellants Hit Back In FCA Suit Against Blackstone

Law360, New York (October 22, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Two citizens who brought a previously dismissed qui tam suit alleging Blackstone Medical Inc. violated the False Claims Act by bribing doctors to use its surgical products have shot back at the medical supplier in their bid for a federal appeals court to reinstate their case.

Philip Brown and Susan Hutcheson filed a reply brief Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, telling the court that adopting Blackstone's view of the FCA — which prohibits the submission of false claims to the...
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