US Blasts Fla. Hospital's Challenge To Standing In FCA Suit

Law360, Miami (January 31, 2014, 6:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Friday blasted Halifax Hospital Medical Center's attacks on a relator's standing in a suit accusing the hospital of admitting Medicare patients for needless overnight stays, calling the assertion a “tortured interpretation” of U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence.

The government's attorneys said Halifax's motion for judgment on the pleadings on the claims for False Claims Act civil penalties relies on a misunderstanding of Supreme Court precedent that has been rejected by two federal courts of appeal.

“Halifax is asking that this court ignore this...
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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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