Vt. Owes $2.2M To Health Data Cos. Over Supreme Court Case

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A federal judge said Tuesday that Vermont owes $2.2 million in attorneys' fees and expenses to three medical data companies, including IMS Health Inc. — about half the amount requested for a U.S. Supreme Court case over pharmacies' tracking of prescribing patterns.

The companies had wanted $4.2 million, but U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha decided there were abundant excesses in their request, including inflated hourly rates and improper meal expenses.

According to the judge, the firm paid an average hourly fee of $378, but he...
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