Florida Nursing Homes Must Face $300M FCA Suit

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 10:52 PM EST) -- The operators of 53 skilled nursing facilities in Florida were denied sought-after pretrial victories over a whistleblower’s $300 million suit accusing them of overbilling Medicare and Medicaid, as a federal judge on Thursday found that they fell short of showing the record presents no genuine issue of material fact.

U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday reached his conclusion after rehashing the arguments leveled by False Claims Act plaintiff Angela Ruckh and the nursing home defendants she accuses of exaggerating patient illnesses and overstating the amount of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ruckh v. CMC II, LLC et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: False Claims Act


Steven D. Merryday

Date Filed

June 10, 2011

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