B. Kurt Copper
Kurt Copper represents clients on a range of litigation matters throughout the United States. His practice includes False Claims Act qui tam actions, government and internal investigations, complex contract and construction disputes, and product liability claims. Kurt has handled numerous depositions and has experience in the various stages of litigation, including electronic and expert discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and appeals.Kurt has significant experience with cases involving allegations of health care fraud, including those arising under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and state and federal regulations. He has helped defend hospitals and other clients in government investigations and lawsuits seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in claimed damages. Recently, Kurt served as part of a team that, on behalf of Laboratory Corporation of America, obtained dismissal of qui tam actions in Virginia and Georgia federal courts that had alleged the submission of false claims due to purported violations of Medicaid billing regulations and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. He also helped obtain dismissal of a qui tam lawsuit in Maine federal court against a specialty pharmacy alleging in part that the pharmacy was liable for so-called "reverse" false claims.