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Commercial – Lab owner liable for $111M judgment (access required)

Where the owner of a blood testing laboratory and two lead salespersons were repeatedly warned that paying commissions to independent contractors might violate an anti-kickback statute, but they went ahead and paid physicians for drawing patients’ blood and processing the samples, an $111 million False Claims Act judgment was affirmed. Background The government presented evidence that defendants—the ...

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