Escobar Nixes Universal Health FCA Claims, 1st Circ. Told

Law360, New York (August 17, 2016, 8:32 PM EDT) -- Universal Health Services Inc. has asked the First Circuit to shut down a lawsuit brought by the parents of a woman who died at a UHS facility, after their case known as Escobar spawned an important U.S. Supreme Court decision about False Claims Act liability.

UHS and the parents of Yarushka Rivera filed opposing briefs Monday, each addressing their view of the impact the Supreme Court’s Escobar decision in June has on the case. In the ruling, the justices created a new test for whether regulatory...
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