Sixth Circuit Rejects False Claims Act Claim Based on Health Data Breach

Evan Panich of McDermott Will & Emery writes:

On March 7, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided United States ex rel. Sheldon v. Kettering Health Network, affirming a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) relating to an alleged data breach.  The relator alleged that violations of the HITECH Act caused the submission of false claims to the government.

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