Huron, Empire Can't Shake St. Vincent False Claims Suit

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 1:28 PM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to throw out allegations that Huron Consulting Group Inc. and Empire HealthChoice Assurance Inc. overbilled Medicare and Medicaid $50 million while running St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers into the ground.

On Monday, Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Huron and Empire’s bids to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit, saying he would elaborate on his reasons in a forthcoming opinion. Associates Against Outlier Fraud, the relator in the case, is owned...
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