Hospital Shouldn't Be Sanctioned In FCA Kickback Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 6:58 PM EST) -- A Florida magistrate judge’s report on Wednesday recommended denying sanctions against Halifax Hospital Medical Center for destroying patient records in a suit alleging it paid kickbacks and admitted Medicare patients for needless overnight stays, saying a whistleblower didn't show the evidence was crucial to her case.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith recommended that the district court deny Elin Baklid-Kunz's motion for sanctions, saying she failed to demonstrate that crucial evidence was destroyed, and he also recommended that the court find that spoliation has not been...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America et al v. Halifax Hospital Medical Center et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Gregory A. Presnell

Date Filed

June 16, 2009

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