Health First Beats Whistleblower's 'Shotgun-Style' FCA Suit

By Nathan Hale (July 22, 2016, 11:20 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday dismissed an amended False Claims Act suit against Health First Inc., finding that a whistleblower's claims that the nonprofit medical company defrauded the government of hundreds of millions of dollars were not specific enough.

U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton gave the unidentified whistleblower from Brevard County until Aug. 22 to fix the pleadings or he will close the case permanently. He offered several criticisms of the amended complaint, noting that despite being "a lengthy 234 paragraphs," less than half of the content addresses the defendants' alleged "illegal and fraudulent practices" and about one-third is...

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