There is a tendency for lawyers to look gift horses in the mouth. That said, says R. Scott Oswald writing in Law360, the recent 8-0 Escobar ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court was a massive win for whistleblowers and the False Claims Act:
Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar were heard on Tuesday.
The TAF Education Fund filed an amicus curiae brief in this case, with the assistance of Jennifer Verkamp of Morgan Verkamp. TAFEF had filed an earlier amicus, in support of the whistleblowers, in the First Circuit.
The Supreme Court will soon be hearing Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel Escobar.
In Escobar, the relators’ daughter, a teenage recipient of state medical benefits, consulted with mental health counselors at Arbour Counseling Services, which is owned and operated by Universal Health Services, to seek treatment for behavioral problems.