Nelson Hardiman LLP successfully defended a sober living/intensive outpatient treatment client in arbitration against a former patient who demanded a refund after claiming he was falsely accused of relapsing on cocaine. The arbitrator granted Nelson Hardiman’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case, finding that the positive drug test results were accurate and that the agreements the former patient found precluded him from receiving a refund under these circumstances. 

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Nelson Hardiman LLP is the premier healthcare and life sciences firm in Los Angeles, serving healthcare providers, investors, and organizations that need a hard-to-find level of quality advice on the most sensitive industry issues. The firm’s litigation practice specializes in defending fraud and abuse and whistleblower actions, government investigations, reimbursement disputes, and other complex business disputes. Nelson Hardiman regularly serves as outside counsel for healthcare system clients and medical staff representation. Nelson Hardiman’s transactional group handles healthcare organization acquisitions, sales, investment, and financings, and Nelson Hardiman’s regulatory team advises on compliance with licensing, operational, and reimbursement issues across the full continuum of healthcare industry sectors, with expertise on Medicare and Medicaid requirements, privacy and data security, FDA, and many more matters. The firm has earned a singular position reputation nationally for its leadership in addressing issues in behavioral health. More information about the firm is available at or at 310.203.2800. For more information, please contact us.