CORRECTED: Hospital's Discovery Objections In Humana FCA Suit Nixed
Law360, New York (April 28, 2015, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday rejected Plaza Medical Center Corp.'s contention that a magistrate judge's discovery ruling was overly broad, in a suit accusing the hospital and Humana Inc. of violating the False Claims Act by exaggerating patient illnesses.
U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno affirmed U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan's mixed ruling on PMC's motion for a protective order, rejecting the hospital's appeal of the magistrate decision. PMC's appeal had taken issue with the five-year scope of discovery and with the request for some patients' medical records.
"As detailed in PMC's motion, the notice as framed is overbroad,...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!