FCA Suit Alleging Omnicare Medicare Kickbacks Trimmed

Law360, Washington (September 27, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday narrowed a whistleblower's False Claims Act suit against Omnicare Inc. claiming the company paid nursing homes Medicare kickbacks for referrals, saying some of the allegations fell outside the statute of limitations.

U.S. District Judge Christopher A. Boyko threw out three of the seven claims in former Omnicare employee Donald Gale's qui tam suit and trimmed the complaint's time frame from 11 years to six years. Gale alleges Omnicare gave several nursing facilities pricing and “prompt payment” discounts via contracts in...
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