Universal Health Relators Win $1.4M Piece Of FCA Deal

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge awarded three whistleblowers $1.37 million on Wednesday for helping the government obtain a $6.85 million settlement from Universal Health Services Inc., which allegedly submitted fraudulent Medicare claims and provided poor psychiatric care to troubled teenagers at a now-defunct residential treatment center.

U.S. District Judge James P. Jones determined that the relators — three therapists who formerly worked at Universal Health's Marion Youth Center in Smyth County, Va. — deserved 20 percent of the settlement because they provided substantial assistance to the government's...
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