HLD, v. 28, n. 8 (August 2000)
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of D.C. Circuit's Decision That Had
Upheld Dismissal of Qui Tam Action Against Hospital
The U.S. Supreme Court denied review of a D.C. Circuit
decision that had upheld the dismissal of a qui tam relator's Medicare fraud
action against a hospital because relator had failed to allege charges with
sufficient specificity and because discovery by relator would be a fishing
expedition based on vague and unsubstantiated claims. The D.C. Circuit's
unpublished opinion was issued October 19, 1999.
United States ex rel. Harris v. George Washington
Primary Care Assocs., No. 99-1666, cert. denied, 68 U.S.L.W. 3753
(U.S. June 12, 2000).