Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Planned Parenthood fraud case appealed

He filed the lawsuit under seal as required, but the qui tam lawyer Los Angeles unsealed the file when it decided to make the information public at the time the government declined to take action, the ACLJ said.

"The crux of [the claim] is that numerous Planned Parenthood (PP) affiliates in California, including the one for which relator worked (PP of Los Angeles), knowingly overbilled the state government, and through it the federal government, to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, for birth control drugs and devices provided to clients," the report said.

The merits of the case never were resolved, since the court took the route of tossing the claim on technical grounds.