Fla. Hospital Not Immune From FCA Suit, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Florida refused Monday to dismiss an employee's suit accusing Halifax Hospital Medical Center of unnecessarily admitting Medicare patients, rejecting the state-chartered hospital's contention that it enjoys Eleventh Amendment immunity from the False Claims Act suit.

U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell ruled that while Halifax was a public hospital, it was not entitled to immunity from the federal court fight under the Eleventh Amendment because it failed to show that it was an arm of Florida itself. He also rejected Halifax's arguments...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. Halifax Hospital Medical Center et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Gregory A. Presnell

Date Filed

June 16, 2009

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