Judge Denies Discovery Request In Humana FCA Row

Law360, New York (June 3, 2016, 8:54 PM EDT) -- A Florida magistrate judge on Friday denied discovery requests made on Humana Inc. by a whistleblower bringing a False Claims Act suit over an alleged Medicare overbilling scheme, saying Humana has represented that the documents are privileged and won't be introduced as evidence, but has agreed to compile other data sets.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John O'Sullivan issued the order in response to Humana's objection to discovery requests made last month by plaintiff Olivia Graves, who complained that the insurer wrongly asserted privileges over documents related to its investigations, reviews and audits of health care company Plaza Medical Centers Corp and its...

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