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DOJ Finalizes Largest Settlement in History Against Nursing Facility

01/30/2017

The Department of Justice announced that it reached a $145 million settlement with Life Care Centers of America Inc., which owns or operates over 200 nursing facilities, and its owner in resolution of lawsuits alleging that Life Care violated the False Claims Act.  The lawsuits and investigation began after two former Life Care employees filed suit against Life Care under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act.  The United States government subsequently intervened in both the suits and brought its own action against Life Care’s owner.

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