United States of America et al v. Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. et al

  1. March 25, 2016

    Florida Medical Supply Co. Settles Ex-Workers' FCA Suit

    A Florida medical supply company on Thursday settled a False Claims Act lawsuit with former employees accusing it of overbilling Medicare, bringing the ex-workers' case to a close more than five years after suit was filed under seal, according to court documents.

  2. December 23, 2015

    Medical Supplier Asks Fla. Judge To Rethink FCA Row Ruling

    A medical supply company accused of overbilling Medicare told a Florida federal judge Tuesday to limit the timeframe in a whistleblower suit, saying a recent Eleventh Circuit decision throws doubt on whether workers had sufficient knowledge of conduct that occurred before they were hired.

  3. May 22, 2015

    Don't Stop Discovery Over DQ'd Atty In FCA Suit, Court Hears

    Whistleblowers alleging a medical supply company overbilled Medicaid blasted its efforts to stay discovery in Florida federal court Thursday as the company seeks to have the suit tossed, arguing the disqualification of their last attorney for a conflict of interest is not nearly enough to warrant a dismissal.

  4. April 27, 2015

    No Sanctions For DQ'd Atty In Medical Supplies Co. FCA Suit

    A Florida federal judge declined to sanction a disqualified attorney for whistleblowers in a False Claims Act case against Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc. on Monday, despite removing him last month for conflict of interest issues, the attorney's counsel said.

  5. April 24, 2015

    Medical Supplier Wants DQ'd Atty Sanctioned In FCA Suit

    A medical supply company accused of overbilling Medicare in a False Claims Act suit asked a Florida federal judge Friday to sanction a disqualified former attorney for the relators, saying he had acted in bad faith and unnecessarily prolonged the litigation.

  6. April 16, 2015

    Medical Supplier Says Disqualified Atty 'Tainted' FCA Suit

    A medical supply company accused of overbilling Medicare urged a Florida judge to dismiss the case, arguing Wednesday that work by its former employees’ disqualified law firm “tainted” the False Claims Act suit.

  7. April 10, 2015

    Fla. Judge Affirms Nicholson & Eastin DQ In FCA Row

    A Florida federal judge on Thursday upheld the disqualification of Nicholson & Eastin LLP from representing employee whistleblowers in a False Claims Act row over alleged Medicare overbilling, finding that not only was the disqualification proper, but monetary sanctions may also be warranted.

  8. April 08, 2015

    Nicholson & Eastin Properly DQ'd In FCA Row, Med Co. Says

    Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc. on Tuesday urged a Florida federal court to uphold the disqualification of Nicholson & Eastin LLP from representing employee whistleblowers in a False Claims Act row over alleged Medicare overbilling, saying the magistrate judge properly found the firm’s actions to be “unethical.”

  9. March 24, 2015

    Med. Co. Wants Atty Sanctions On Top Of DQ In FCA Row

    A Florida magistrate judge did not go far enough when he disqualified Nicholson & Eastin LLP from representing employee whistleblowers in a False Claims Act suit against its partner’s recent client, Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc., the medical supplier said Monday in a new bid for sanctions.

  10. March 09, 2015

    Nicholson & Eastin Can't Rep FCA Whistleblowers, Judge Says

    A Florida magistrate judge on Monday disqualified Nicholson & Eastin LLP from representing employee whistleblowers in a False Claims Act suit accusing Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc. of overbilling Medicare because an attorney for the firm had previously advised Med-Care on Medicare regulations.

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