Whistleblowers Say DaVita Abusing Doc Privilege In FCA Case

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT) -- The relators in a False Claims Act suit accusing DaVita Inc. of creating waste to overbill Medicare told a Georgia federal court Monday that the dialysis service provider was abusing attorney-client privilege by labeling an excessive amount of communications as confidential.

Alon J. Vainer and and Daniel D. Barbir asked the court to compel a score of communications between DaVita personnel and its attorneys, saying the company has obstructed the requests by unfairly invoking the attorney-client privilege.

The relators blamed the alleged discovery obstinacy on a...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America Ex Rel et al v. Davita, Inc. et al

Case Number



Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud


Charles A. Pannell, Jr

Date Filed

October 11, 2007

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