U.S. District Court Dismisses Case Against DaVita

  U.S. District Court Dismisses Case Against DaVita

Business Wire

DENVER -- May 2, 2013

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 yearby 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 allegationsin 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 DaVita.com.


Skip Thurman, 303-876-6610
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