October 29, 2018

29 October 2018

Private Equity Funds Face Increasing Risk of False Claims Act Liability

Evidence is mounting that DOJ is willing to pursue private equity funds in False Claims Act cases, particularly ones based on alleged violations of healthcare fraud and abuse laws.  Earlier this year, for the first time the Department intervened in one such False Claims Act case against a private equity sponsor, the fund’s portfolio pharmacy, and two pharmacy employees.  U.S. ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care Rx, LLC, Case No. 15-62617-CIV-BLOOM, S.D.Fl.


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