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August 28, 2017

28 August 2017

Sixth Circuit Awards Defendant Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Attorneys’ Fees Despite Government’s FCA Victory

The Sixth Circuit recently awarded a defendant $468,704 in attorney’s fees, despite the government winning its FCA suit. The Court found that the defendant was entitled to recover its fees under the plain language of the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), even though it was not the prevailing party, because the government’s demand for $1.6 million in damages was “unreasonable” and “substantially in excess” of the final judgment of $14,748.   (more…)

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