Ex-Unilab GC Participation Dooms Relator's FCA Case

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled in an order released Tuesday that a former Unilab Corp. general counsel's involvement in the relator group in a Medicare kickbacks whistleblower suit precluded the group, but not the government, from pursuing the case.

In a March 24 ruling, Judge Robert P. Patterson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the False Claims Act action and disqualified qui tam relator Fair Laboratory Practices Associates and its counsel from related suits, saying information provided by...
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