We served as counsel to hospitals in a qui tam lawsuit alleging that cardiologist performed medically unnecessary cardiac stent procedures. Following declination, we obtained dismissal on grounds that the lawsuit was barred under the public disclosure bar. Following the Relator’s appeal, the Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal. U.S. ex rel. Maur v. Korban, 981 F.3d 516 (6th Cir. 2020).
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