U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates Judgment Against Millennium Health

Court rejects Ameritox's jury award, rules in favor of Millennium

Sep 03, 2015, 17:26 ET from Millennium Health, LLC

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated a district court's judgment stemming from the June 2014 jury award of approximately $12 million in favor of Ameritox. The Court concluded that the District Court "abused its discretion" in allowing Ameritox's "outlandish" claims to reach the jury and that Ameritox's pursuit of its case "wasted both judicial resources and Ameritox's money."

"We are very pleased with the Appeals Court decision. Millennium defended this case vigorously over the past three years based on our firm belief that the company had taken every measure to ensure that its actions were appropriate and fully consistent with the letter of applicable laws," said Brock Hardaway, chief executive officer, Millennium Health. "With this litigation now behind us, we look forward to returning our focus exclusively to putting physicians and patients first with superior technology, customer service and research as we provide accurate, timely and clinically actionable information to help health care providers make better treatment decisions."

The underlying case involved state and federal law claims around a point-of-care (POC) cup program that Millennium developed and implemented after consultation with leading health care lawyers in 2009. At trial, Millennium's position was supported by several experts, including the former Chief Counsel to the Office of Inspector General Lew Morris, who testified that Millennium's program was fully consistent with federal Stark and anti-kickback statutes.

"As a market leader, Millennium Health is fully committed to the highest business and ethical standards in everything we do as a company," said Hardaway.   

About Millennium Health
Millennium Health is a leading health solutions company that delivers accurate, timely information to inform the right treatment decisions for each patient at the right time. The company shares a unified belief that everyone has the right to safe and effective treatment and aims to deliver on that idea by providing payers and clinicians with effective tools and information to reach that goal. Millennium Health offers a comprehensive suite of services including The RxAnte System, Millennium PGTSM and Millennium UDTSM, that can be used to better tailor patient care. More information can be found at www.millenniumhealth.com.

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