DOJ Hits UnitedHealth With Milestone FCA Suit

Law360, New York (May 2, 2017, 8:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday hit UnitedHealth Group Inc. with the government’s first-ever False Claims Act complaint in a whistleblower-led suit alleging Medicare Advantage fraud, kicking off a key test for a new realm of FCA litigation.

The complaint in California federal court has been anticipated since the DOJ in late March said that it would join a long-running suit originally launched by whistleblower James Swoben. The intervention came roughly seven months after the Ninth Circuit issued a decision reviving Swoben’s case.

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