The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has been asked to take up a False Claims Act case against a provider of end-of-life care after a federal judge dismissed the claims of four former employees who said they were pressured to admit patients who were ineligible for hospice services.

In Druding v. Care Alternatives, the plaintiff-relators filed a notice of appeal on Monday following a Sept. 27 dismissal of the case on a defense motion for summary judgment.

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