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Appeals Court Affirms Victory in Whistleblower Lawsuit

May 09, 2018

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An owner and operator of senior living and healthcare facilities faced a whistleblower suit alleging that its hospital referrals violated the anti-kickback statute, False Claims Act and Colorado state law. The lawsuit alleged $33 million in damages.

Our team successfully argued at trial that the plaintiffs were opportunistic business competitors rather than whistleblowers who had uncovered fraud. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s defense verdict, allowing our client and its hospital partner to continue their critical work with patients.