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U.S. District Court Dismisses Case Against DaVita

Thursday, May 02, 2013

U.S. District Court Dismisses Case Against DaVita

17:28 EDT Thursday, May 02, 2013

DENVER (Business Wire) -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) today announced that a U.S. District Court has dismissed a civil complaint filed in 2011 against DaVita® in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The company previously reported in its 2013 annual report Form 10-K that it was served with the civil complaint in January of this year by a former patient, Laura Turner-Hooks. At the time the company was served with the complaint, it learned that the U.S. Department of Justice had investigated the matter and declined to intervene or pursue the allegations in the case.

On March 29, 2013, DaVita filed a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the allegations were completely meritless. After reviewing DaVita's motion, the U.S. District Court dismissed the case with prejudice. There was no finding of wrong doing and DaVita paid no fines.

DaVita is proud of the excellent quality of care it provides to patients.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About DaVita

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of Dec. 31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,954 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 153,000 patients. The company also operated 36 outpatient dialysis centers located in eight countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit

Skip Thurman, 303-876-6610

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