Surgeon Group Can't Nix LA's Spinal Implant Overcharge Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 11, 2017, 4:21 PM EST) -- A California judge on Wednesday tentatively rejected a Southern California orthopedic surgery group's bid to dismiss most claims in Los Angeles County's suit alleging the group participated in a scheme to inflate the cost of spinal surgery equipment that cost the county's workers' compensation plan millions of dollars.

At the outset of a brief hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon issued a one-paragraph written tentative ruling indicating he would overrule the demurrer filed by defendants Dr. Philip Sobol and Sobol Orthopedic Medical Group Inc.,...
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