Home Care Co. Can't Escape Whistleblower's $9M FCA Case

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft (November 8, 2013, 4:29 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge refused Friday to toss a whistleblower suit against A Plus Home Health Care, saying the claims that the home care company led a kickback scheme to defraud the government of $9 million had met heightened pleading standards under the False Claims Act.

U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the suit brought by A Plus' former director of development William Guthrie, finding that the relator and the federal government's claims had satisfied the necessary conditions of a false claims suit.

Guthrie alleges that A Plus and its owner Tracy Nemerofsky gave doctors'...

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