Whistleblower In Humana FCA Suit Fights Sanctions Bid

Law360, New York (January 22, 2015, 6:49 PM EST) -- A whistleblower accusing Humana Inc. of Medicare Advantage fraud in a False Claims Act suit urged a Florida federal judge on Thursday to toss the "heavy-handed" motion for sanctions brought by co-defendant Plaza Medical Centers Corp., saying the defendants already have the information that Plaza claims is being withheld. 

Physician and relator Olivia Graves said that defendants Plaza and Michael Cavanaugh badgered her for a more specific calculation of damages in their Jan. 16 motion, when that information is actually in the defendants' possession because it is dependent upon factors like the names of employees who have knowledge of Medicare billing...

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