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Labcorp Settles False Claims Lawsuit for $19 Million

Two whistleblowers have resolved a $19 million lawsuit in which they alleged that Labcorp participated in a conspiracy to violate the False Claims Act.

Scarlett Lutz and Kayla Webster, residents of Florence, SC, had filed a complaint alleging that Labcorp violated the False Claims Act through several fraudulent schemes impacting government healthcare programs, according to documents filed with the United States District Court District Of South Carolina.

The schemes involved billing for medically unnecessary tests and the payment of kickbacks to physicians in exchange for tests ordered by Labcorp. The complaint further alleged that Labcorp participated in the conspiracy with two other laboratories — Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) and Singulex.

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