Huron Dodges $50M Whistleblower Suit Over St. Vincent Scam

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- Huron Consulting Group Inc. fended off a $50 million whistleblower suit Tuesday tied to alleged Medicare and Medicaid overbilling at now-defunct St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, with a New York federal judge finding that no regulations prohibited Huron's billing practices.

The qui tam suit accused the management consulting firm of purposefully overbilling Medicare and Medicaid while pushing now-defunct Manhattan hospital St. Vincent toward bankruptcy, but U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said that Huron's billing practices weren't illegal.

Faced with increasing operating losses at St. Vincent, Huron...
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