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Hospital Sues Nexsen Pruet For $117M Over Lost FCA Row

Law360, New York (July 12, 2016, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Commercial law firm Nexsen Pruet LLC was smacked Tuesday with a $117 million malpractice suit in South Carolina state court by a local hospital claiming the firm’s subpar advice led a court to side with the federal government in a now-settled False Claims Act suit.

Tuomey Healthcare System Inc., which operated a community hospital in Sumter, South Carolina, said in its complaint with a Sumter County court that starting around 2000, it sought the advice of Nexsen as its “longtime legal counsel” regarding hospital surgeons performing more outpatient procedures at their own offices and in off-site surgery centers and how to...

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August 11, 2016

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