11th Circuit Dismisses Florida Medicare Fraud FCA Suit for Lack of Specific Allegations

Jul 18, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

On July 5, 2016, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s False Claims Act lawsuit which alleged Medicare fraud by a Florida health care provider.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Allegedly Misleads Investors About Healthy Client Relationship

Jul 11, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

On May 4, 2016, Melbourne Municipal Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund sued Express Scripts alleging that the company made false statements about its strong relationship with its biggest client, Anthem.

Federal Judge Tells U.S. to Try Again in Florida False Claims Act Case

Feb 9, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

On January 7, 2016, U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan, granted Liberty Ambulance Service Inc.’s motion to dismiss but allowed the United States leave to amend its complaint.

Florida Appellate Court Rules Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional: Florida Supreme Court to Weigh In

Jan 22, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

The Florida Appellate Court ruled medical malpractice caps unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court is set to take a look at the matter next.

Spring 2016 Will Bring New (Tougher) Rules to Combat Health Care Fraud

Jan 6, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

Health care fraud is in for a bit of a face-lift come spring 2016.

Clinical Research To Implement Long Overdue Changes to the “Common Rule” for the Protection of Human Subjects

Dec 28, 2015 By: George F. Indest, III

Lawmakers acknowledge that since the implementation of the “Common Rule” in 1991, the volume and landscape of research involving human subjects have changed quite considerably.

Physician Sues AAA in Federal Court: Claims it Falsely Advertises Network of ‘Neutral’ Arbitrators

Nov 20, 2015 By: George F. Indest, III

A doctor in California, who is arbitrating claims against Blue Cross, accused the American Arbitration Association (AAA) of falsely advertising “neutral” judges to resolve disputes between parties.

“Buying Business” Leads to 42-Count Indictment for Home Health Agency

Sep 24, 2015 By: George F. Indest, III

A recent case discussing both the federal Stark Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) was affirmed on appeal.

Florida Administrative Law: When Preparing a Request for a Declaratory Statement, Comply with all Statutory and Administrative Code Requirements

Jan 13, 2015 By: George F. Indest, III

In Florida, as in most states, if you want a state administrative agency to answer a question, you may file a request for a declaratory statement from that agency.

Basics of the Florida Baker Act: Examples and Tips

Dec 10, 2014 By: George F. Indest, III

In this final installment, we look at some examples of Baker Act cases, as well as some tips for attorneys.

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