Whistleblower Counsel Seeks Fees For Role In $18M FCA Deal

By Steven Trader (February 14, 2017, 8:19 PM EST) -- Counsel for the whistleblower who reported a Florida dermatologist's fraudulent Medicare billing scheme and helped the U.S. government land an $18 million settlement asked a Florida federal judge on Tuesday to award it roughly $600,000 in attorneys' fees and litigation expenses.

Klitzman Law Group PLLC and Berger & Montague PC represented Florida doctor Theodore Schiff in his 2013 lawsuit, later joined by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2014, against Gary L. Marder and his clinic, Allergy, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center Inc. The firms told the federal judge an award of $509,339 in attorneys' fees and $87,603 in expenses, for...

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