DOJ: Qui Tam Lawsuit Results in Half Million Dollar Settlement

Owners and Operators of University Health Hospital in Shreveport to pay $531,241.74.

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph of the Western District of Louisiana announces that Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana and its related companies, and the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College have agreed to pay $531,241.74 in damages and/or civil penalties to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act and other laws while operating University Health Hospital in Shreveport.

This settlement resolves allegations originally brought in a lawsuit filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act. Wm. Paul Lawrence, II of Waters & Kraus, LLP and Michael A. Lesser of Thornton Law Firm, LLP represent the whistleblower.

This press release originally appeared on Sept. 26, 2019, on the website for the U.S. Department of Justice, Western District of Louisiana.

Read the full press release.

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