Monday, December 29, 2008

Cox lawsuit dismissed following settlement

Details were not given in court records, but the wrongful firing lawsuit filed by Roger Cochran and Dennis Morris against CoxHealth was dismissed today by Federal Judge Gary A. Fenner.

The dismissal came a few days after both sides filed a request to have the case dismissed with prejudice, indicating a settlement had been reached.

The lawsuit, which was filed in 2005, was the first indication that Cox was under investigation by a federal grand jury, which was looking into Medicare and Medicaid fraud. That investigation ended earlier this year with Cox settling with the government for $60 million.

The grand jury investigation, along with details of the lawsuit, were first provided in the June 8, 2005 Turner Report.

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