“Fla. Hospital Not Immune to FCA Suit, US Says”
Law360, April 6, 2011
T. Reed Stephens, representing a Florida hospital that faces a False Claims Act action in federal court, said his client is taking the lawsuit allegations very seriously, but thinks the suit should be dismissed. The hospital contends it is a state agency and, under the 11th Amendment, cannot be sued in federal court by the plaintiff, its director of physician services.