Two whistleblowers from Florence, South Carolina have settled their 10-year lawsuit against Laboratory Corporation of America (Labcorp) for $19 million, announced Pittsburgh-based law firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Basick & Raspanti.

Scarlett Lutz, owner of a medical billing services company, and Kayla Webster, a nurse working for a local family practitioner, alleged that Labcorp had participated in a complex health care fraud scheme to violate the False Claims Act by providing blood draws to their health care provider customers, who were receiving cash kickbacks from two other labs named in the suit.

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