California hospital obtains dismissal of qui tam action
Client(s) California healthcare district and hospital
Jones Day successfully defended a California healthcare district and hospital against an investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, the Department of Justice Civil Frauds Section, the California Office of the Attorney General, and the Health and Human Services/Office of Inspector General. The investigation arose out of a qui tam action filed by a physician alleging improper financial relationships between and among various health care providers in the community. At the close of the investigation, the Department of Justice and the State of California declined to intervene in the case and the relator voluntarily dismissed the action.