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U.S. Supreme Court Seals Firm Win in False Claims Act Case

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood (Case No. 14-1080), a False Claims Act case involving allegations of Medicaid overbilling and potential damages exceeding $600 million.

The allegations were deemed insufficient and implausible by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a ruling issued last year.  The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case brings to an end a seven-year litigation odyssey for the Planned Parenthood affiliates in California, who were fully vindicated in successive rulings by the United States District Court for Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit.