Leading laboratory services provider successfully resolves lengthy false claims case after obtaining partial summary judgment and multiple administrative victories
Clients Laboratory services provider
Throughout several years of active litigation, Jones Day represented a laboratory services provider in a case alleging that the laboratory company violated the Florida False Claims Act by (1) failing to bill its "usual and customary charge" under the State's argued interpretation of that term; and (2) offering steep discounts in order to induce referrals in violation of Florida's anti-kickback statutes. During the course of the matter, Jones Day and co-counsel brought 3 separate and successful parallel administrative proceedings and, in November of 2016, Jones Day secured partial summary judgment on behalf of its client. The parties reached a final settlement at less than the costs of defense in September of 2017.