2nd Circ. Won't Revive Whistleblower's $2B Beth Israel Row

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A whistleblower accusing Beth Israel Medical Center of defrauding Medicare of tens of millions of dollars by submitting fraudulent reimbursement claims for hospitals it had bought, lost her Second Circuit appeal Tuesday to revive her $2 billion False Claims Act suit against the hospital.

A three-judge panel issued a summary order affirming a lower court’s August 2012 denial of Cleuza Colucci’s Rule 60 motion. Her rule 60 motion — a motion for relief from a judgment — had sought to vacate the lower court’s earlier decision...
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