Ex-Unilab Atty Can Pursue FCA Claims, 2nd Circ. Hears

Law360, Washington (February 23, 2012, 6:21 PM EST) -- A Quest Diagnostics Inc. subsidiary's former general counsel should be able to pursue qui tam allegations of Medicare kickbacks under the False Claims Act because his knowledge of the company's wrongdoings is an exception to attorney-client privilege, the relator told the Second Circuit on Wednesday.

The case was originally dismissed after a New York federal judge ruled that Mark Bibi — a member of the qui tam relator group Fair Labor Practices Associates, which filed the suit — violated his ethical obligations and breached his duty...
To view the full article, register now.