Plaintiff Alleged No Connection Between Termination by Current Employer and Retaliation by Defendant; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit No. 19-1243, U.S. ex rel. Complin v. North Carolina Baptist Hospital et al.

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a complaint alleging healthcare fraud and unlawful employment retaliation. First, the court agreed that the relator failed to plead the requisite scienter beyond general and conclusory allegations. The court also explained that a possible regulatory violation does automatically lead to FCA liability, particularly where, as in […]
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