Medco Sanctions Stand In Whistleblowers' $69M Medicare Suit

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday denied an appeal of sanctions a magistrate judge levied on Medco Health Solutions Inc. for late document production in a False Claims Act suit brought by employee whistleblowers accusing it of hiding $69 million in Medicare and Medicaid overpayments, saying the order was legally sound.

U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham ruled that pharmacy benefits manager Medco and and an executive of its Liberty Medical Supply Inc. subsidiary had failed to show the sanctions order was “clearly erroneous or contrary to...
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