A federal judge has ruled for Medicare plaintiffs and their lawyers, and, in recognition of the lawyers' expertise and specialization, has awarded legal fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act that more than double the basic hourly rate. The EAJA, designed to make it easier to vindicate governmental abuse of individual legal rights, allows a statutory $125 an hour for plaintiffs lawyers who win and can show the government's position was never really justified.
Medicare Expertise Recognized, Fees Awarded
The Connecticut Law Tribune
November 12, 2003