A federal judge in St. Paul has ordered a medical products company and its owner to pay $487 million to settle allegations that it defrauded Medicare.
The judgment comes after nearly a decade of litigation that an industry whistleblower and the Justice Department brought against Precision Lens.
In 2013, Kipp Fesenmaier sued Sightpath, Precision Lens and a third company, TLC Vision, under the False Claims Act. Sightpath and Precision Lens are headquartered in the same building in Bloomington, Minn.
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