Psychiatric Hospital, Ex-CEO Can't Dodge FCA Suit

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday denied a psychiatric hospital's attempts to dismiss a False Claims Act suit over alleged Medicaid and Medicare fraud, rejecting arguments that a former employee was barred from bringing the suit because her claims were based on already public information.

Aurora Las Encinas LLC and its former CEO Linda Parks argued that whistleblower Shelby Edison, who was a mental health worker at the hospital between 2005 and 2011, could not serve as the government's representative because allegations of substandard care were...
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