Guidant Pushes US To Prove FCA Claims Aren't Resolved

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government has failed to refute Boston Scientific Corp. unit Guidant LLC's contention that the parties previously settled more than 40 percent of allegedly fraudulent Medicare claims for defective cardiac implants that make up a $726 million whistleblower lawsuit, the company said Monday.

Guidant filed a motion to compel the government to participate more fully in discovery in the False Claims Act suit brought by whistleblower James Allen. The government alleges Guidant knowingly submitted 2,048 fraudulent claims to Medicare for the implantation of defective Prizm...
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