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Man claims St. Joseph Hospice fired him for refusing to commit fraud

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 17, 2018

GRETNA — A man is seeking damages claiming that he was terminated from a local hospice after he refused to commit fraud.

Patrick Durham filed a suit on Nov. 11 against St. Joseph Holdings LLC, d/b/a St. Joseph Hospice, and NOLA SJH LLC, d/b/a St. Joseph Hospice, in the 24th Judicial District Court alleging unfair termination.

According to the suit, the man claims he was instructed to bill patients who had been prescribed medication as inpatient instead of outpatient. The plaintiff claims he was terminated because of his unwillingness to take part in the alleged fraud.

The defendant is accused of unfair termination.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Joseph Albe in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner Jr.

The 24th Judicial District Court case number 778364

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