Judge Drops Revived UnitedHealth Kickback Suit

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 4:58 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday tossed the revived claims of two former UnitedHealth Group Inc. employees accusing the health care service provider and its subsidiaries of offering kickbacks to a medical clinic to switch patients to their Medicare and Medicaid programs.

U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler dismissed without prejudice the Anti-Kickback Statute claims of Charles Wilkins and Darryl Willis, qui tam relators in the suit, stating that they had not given specific details to support their allegation that UnitedHealth subsidiary AmeriChoice paid $27,000 to the Reliance...
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