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United States of America ex rel. Ivey Woodard v. DaVita, Inc.

Gibbs & Bruns achieved a favorable settlement on behalf of DaVita, Inc., one of the world's largest providers of dialysis services.  DaVita had been sued in a substantial and complicated qui tam lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas, in which a private individual pursued claims on behalf of the United States government.  The claims involved allegedly improper over-administration and billing for a commonly used anti-anemia drug over a 15-plus year time period.  Under the settlement, in which DaVita denies all wrongdoing, DaVita obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice, will not be subject to a corporate integrity agreement or other oversight program, and will continue full participation in government healthcare programs.  Our firm was selected for this high-profile case because of our successful record of trying major litigation matters of this complexity.