Health Co. Sued Over Fraud Says US Destroyed Evidence

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT) -- Universal Health Services Inc. asked a Virginia federal court Wednesday to sanction the U.S. for allegedly destroying Equal Employment Opportunity Commission documents that could potentially help the company defend against accusations it submitted false Medicaid claims for youth treatment services.

The U.S. and Virginia are intervenors in the suit, in which three therapists who formerly worked at Universal Health's Marion Youth Center in Smyth County, Va., accuse Universal Health of retaliating against them for attempting to report the alleged Medicaid fraud to state officials and local...
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