UCSF Likely To Beat Billing Claims In Whistleblower Suit

Law360, San Francisco (September 27, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal court judge indicated Friday that he is likely to throw out a UCSF Medical Center doctor's whistleblower claims that his colleagues illegally billed Medicare and other insurers, but said he would likely uphold claims that the doctor was passed over for promotion for reporting the alleged fraud.

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero didn't formally rule during Friday's arguments but said he was inclined to dismiss plaintiff John Maa's False Claims Act allegations that the medical center fraudulently billed insurers for deep...
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