Universal Health Wants Escobar FCA Suit Trimmed

Law360, New York (February 23, 2017, 2:43 PM EST) -- Universal Health Services Inc. on Wednesday urged a Massachusetts federal court to dismiss parts of the Escobar whistleblowers’ amended complaint that weren’t considered by the First Circuit or U.S Supreme Court, arguing the additional allegations are poorly pled.

Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa’s fifth amended complaint extends their claims that UHS had unsupervised or unqualified staff in outpatient mental health clinics to facilities other than the one where their daughter died and then accuses UHS of improperly using presigned forms to hospitalize patients involuntarily. UHS argues that the former claim wasn’t pled with enough particularity to survive, and the latter doesn’t actually...

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