Whistleblower Urges Revival Of $2B Beth Israel FCA Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 7:09 PM EST) -- A whistleblower plaintiff urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to reopen her $2 billion False Claims Act suit alleging Beth Israel Medical Center submitted fraudulent Medicare reimbursement requests, saying she did not miss a procedural deadline.

Cleuza Colucci argued that a trial judge erred by ruling she waited too long to file a motion to vacate the dismissal of her case and not allowing her to file an amended complaint based on newly discovered evidence, specifically the affidavit of a key witness describing the alleged fraud...
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