Cases & Deals

Academic medical center secures Sixth Circuit victory affirming dismissal of False Claims Act action

Client(s) Academic medical center

Jones Day obtained a Sixth Circuit decision affirming the dismissal of a False Claims Act action and several state law claims brought against an academic medical center, a surgeon, and other employees of the hospital. The relators alleged false claims in connection with purported quality issues associated with certain surgical procedures. The Sixth Circuit agreed with the medical center's argument that the FCA’s public disclosure bar prevented the relators from pursuing their claims.