Blaming the Whistleblower – Court Rejects Novel Defense to False Claims Act Charges
By Gordon Schnell
It would seem on its face to be a rather brazen approach to defending a False Claims Act lawsuit. A healthcare company is charged with defrauding Medicare by billing it for medications the company never provided its patients. The company not only denies the wrongdoing. It goes one step further by arguing that, if there were any such misconduct, it was the whistleblower's fault by not...