“By having the guts to fight meritless lawsuits, like this one, and win, Health First is able to preserve its resources to put them to their highest use—serving the needs of its members, versus lining the pockets of parasitic whistleblowers and their lawyers. Suffice it to say, Health First believes that Judge Gorton got it exactly right and is grateful for the vindication it earned,” said Bob Rhoad, a partner at Nichols Liu, who served as counsel for one of the named defendants, Health First Medical Group.