September 14, 2017 / 12:03 AM / a year ago

UnitedHealth says U.S. forum-shopped Medicare Advantage case

UnitedHealth Group Inc has accused the U.S. Justice Department of engaging in forum-shopping by transferring a lawsuit accusing the insurer of defrauding Medicare to California in order to take advantage of a favorable appellate ruling.

UnitedHealth made the claim in a motion filed on Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, where it is fighting a False Claims Act lawsuit in which the Justice Department announced it was intervening in May.

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