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Katten Wins Dismissal for Rush University Medical Center

Firm News | November 8, 2010
A Katten litigation and health care team obtained a complete dismissal of all counts on behalf of Rush University Medical Center in a qui tam False Claims Act case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The suit alleged that Rush and a group of private orthopedic surgeons submitted false claims to Medicare because of alleged noncompliance with certain teaching physician rules. U.S. District Court Judge Ruben Castillo accepted the arguments made by Katten and the surgeons' lawyers that the case was barred under certain provisions of the False Claims Act, dismissing every count with prejudice, and entering judgment on behalf of Rush and the surgeons. The dismissal was the culmination of several years of work on the part of the Katten team, which included litigation partners Sheldon Zenner, Daniel Shapiro and BeLinda Mathie and associates Patrick Harrigan, Kathleen Flannery and Elizabeth McDonald, with assistance from the firm’s heath care attorneys.
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