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Florida's Southeast Volusia Hospital District Settles Foundation Suit Over Failed Merger

The Southeast Volusia Hospital District, which operates Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., has agreed to pay attorneys representing the Bert Fish Foundation just under $1 million to settle a claim by the attorneys that sought to reimburse legal expenses surrounding the foundation's suit against Bert Fish's merger with Adventist Health's Florida Hospital in Orlando, according to a Daytona Beach News-Journal report.

The attorneys representing the foundation successfully argued the merger between Bert Fish and Florida Hospital violated the Sunshine law and should be voided. A judge overturned the $80 million merger in February.
Southeast Volusia's board will vote to approve the settlement later this month.

In separate legal proceedings, the Southeast Volusia Hospital District is suing its former attorney who allegedly did not advise the district to make its meetings public for $22.5 million as part of a legal malpractice claim.

Related Articles on Bert Fish Medical Center:

Florida's Bert Fish Medical Center Sues Former Attorney for $22.5M Over Failed Merger
Adventist Health, Bert Fish Officially End Merger
Judge Approves Plan to Unravel Adventist, Bert Fish Merger

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