Fla. Hospice Provider Wants Fees After Escaping FCA Suit

Law360, New York (October 7, 2016, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A hospice care provider on Thursday asked a Florida federal court for attorneys' fees after the court last month dismissed a social worker's False Claims Act suit accusing the provider of defrauding Medicare out of at least $320 million, calling the suit "clearly frivolous."

LifePath Hospice Inc. and Good Shepherd Hospice Inc. said Nancy Chase's suit failed to point to even one claim to Medicare, let alone a false claim, making it so deficient that fees are warranted. The hospices asked the court to grant them fees, but to separately determine how much those fees add up to.

U.S. District Judge James Moody...

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