Alameda County has moved to dismiss a lawsuit, brought under the qui tam provisions of the California state False Claims Act, that alleges fraud, conspiracy and financial misconduct at the county’s public hospital system.
The case, Alameda County, State of California et al. v. Cambio Health Solutions et al, is seeking unspecified damages on behalf of taxpayers for alleged fraudulent acts committed by administrators, trustees, consultants, physicians and others at the Alameda County Medical Center.
The county hired a law firm to review the allegations and decided that some of the allegations were not true and that others referred to policy issues not actionable under the False Claims Act. The county also contends that the qui tam plaintiff is not an original source.
Inside Bay Area reported on the suit on March 17, 2007.