No. 16-6232.

846 F.3d 879 (2017)

UNITED STATES of America ex rel. Andrew Hirt, Relator-Appellant, v. WALGREEN COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided and Filed: January 25, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ON BRIEF: G. Kline Preston IV , KLINE PRESTON LAW GROUP, P.C., Nashville, Tennessee, for Appellant. Frederick Robinson , NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellee.

Before: SUHRHEINRICH, SUTTON, and MCKEAGUE, Circuit Judges.


Andrew Hirt, owner of Andy's Pharmacies, alleges that Walgreen Company distributed kickbacks to Medicare and Medicaid recipients when they transferred their prescriptions to Walgreens. By sending these fraudulent insurance claims to the government, Hirt maintains that Walgreens violated the False Claims Act...

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