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UnitedHealth Can't End DOJ Suit In Big FCA Battle

Law360, New York (February 12, 2018, 9:04 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday preserved a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc. of exaggerating patient illnesses in Medicare Advantage, handing the government a crucial win in a new realm of False Claims Act litigation.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that UnitedHealth may have violated the FCA by failing to repay Medicare Advantage after learning that some patient diagnoses weren’t valid. According to Judge Fitzgerald, the alleged inaction by UnitedHealth could constitute a “material” violation under the U.S. Supreme Court’s...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. United Health Group, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Michael W. Fitzgerald

Date Filed

November 22, 2016

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