A federal judge in Camden has rejected a hospice-care provider’s motion to recover $1.9 million in legal fees from a False Claims Act lawsuit that was dismissed for insufficient evidence.

Although the plaintiff-relators failed to provide evidence to support a conclusion that Care Alternatives submitted any false claims to the government, the lawsuit was not frivolous, vexatious or intended to harass, U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle ruled Monday in Druding v. Care Alternatives. 

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