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Judge Finds Relator’s False Claims Act Allegations Lack Specificity

Mealey's (August 6, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A federal judge in Illinois on Aug. 5 dismissed without prejudice an office manager’s allegations that two doctors violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by conspiring to unlawfully refer patients between two clinics and submitting fraudulent bills to Medicare, ruling that the pleadings did not satisfy the heightened pleading requirement of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) (United States of America, ex rel. Deborah Radke v. Sinha Clinic Corp., et al, No. 12 cv 6238, N.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102699).

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