DOJ Must Pay Skadden Legal Fees In Hospital Fraud Case

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP on Monday won the official green light from a New Mexico federal judge to receive some $425,000 in legal fees from the government after the U.S. Department of Justice was hit with sanctions in a Medicare fraud suit against a hospital chain the firm is representing.

U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson said the DOJ had not specifically raised any objections to the recommendations in August by U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson in favor of the payment, and...
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