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Horton Quoted in Family Practice News Article
August 15, 2016

Horton William W. Horton, a partner in the firm’s Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and a member of the Healthcare Team in the Birmingham office, was recently quoted in an article by Family Practice News, “Supreme Court Offers Mixed Take on False Claims Liability,” on July 19, 2016. The article discusses the False Claims Act ruling that allows healthcare providers to be held liable if they bill for a service, but fail to comply with underlying regulations, laws, and contract requirements. Mr. Horton adds that if the underlying violation is known to widely occur, the violation is likely not material to payment. “What I think this does, from the standpoint of defense of these claims,” said Mr. Horton, “is open up new possibilities for arguing about whether a technical violation of a legal requirement, in fact, satisfies this test.” Please click here to read the full article.