Whistle-Blower's Attorneys in Halifax Case Seek $7.3M in Fees and Costs

The whistle-blower's attorneys have filed a motion asking the court to order Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center to pay $7.3 million in attorneys' fees and costs in a recent False Claims Act case.

Four law firms that represented whistle-blower Elin Baklid-Kunz filed the motion seeking fees and costs in federal court in Orland, Fla., according to an Orlando Sentinel report.

In March, Halifax agreed to pay $85 million to resolve a portion of a lawsuit brought against the hospital under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act. Ms. Baklid-Kunz is expected to receive $20.8 million as a whistle-blower.

The motion seeking fees and costs indicates Ms. Baklid-Kunz's attorneys and Halifax have not been able to reach agreement on legal fees.

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