Feds Want FCA Suit Over $21M Kickback Scheme To Proceed

Law360 (January 28, 2019, 7:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. government urged a Florida federal court Friday to allow its False Claims Act suit against a pharmacy to move forward, arguing the complaint adequately laid out details of an alleged $21 million kickback scheme and claiming that company and its owner knew they were breaking the law.

In their motion to dismiss, defendant Larry Smith and his companies Z Stat Medical LLC, which operates as Oldsmar Pharmacy, and Stat Direct LLC argued Dec. 24 that prosecutors lumped them together and failed to make specific enough fraud allegations. They say prosecutors also ignored that Oldsmar self-reported issues with one alleged...

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