Huron, Empire Can't Duck $50M St. Vincent FCA Suit

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 9:57 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a suit alleging Huron Consulting Group Inc. and Empire HealthChoice Assurance Inc. overbilled Medicare and Medicaid by $50 million while running St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers into the ground.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff denied motions to dismiss the False Claims Act suit, ruling that relator Steven Landgraber's claims were not subject to the FCA's public disclosure bar because, as a former independent contractor working in St. Vincent's reimbursement department, he had shown that he was...
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