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Hospitals Stop the Expansion of a Florida Statute before Appellate Courts


Through three different proceedings, Lash & Goldberg LLP defended hospitals against attempts by patients to expand the coverage of the Florida Civil Rights Act to hospitals licensed by the state.  In each case, the patients complained of disability discrimination and argued that the presence of a cafeteria on the hospitals’ respective premises transformed each hospital into a public accommodation subject to the Act.

Former Public Official Represented in Criminal Case and Later Pension Proceeding

Lash & Goldberg LLP represented a former city police chief and city manager against federal criminal charges of misusing public and charity funds.  In the highly publicized criminal proceedings, the Firm defended the former official against extensive federal mail and wire fraud charges arising from his alleged theft of monies from a police-funded charity.

Hospital Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice of Former Employee’s False Claims Act Case

Lash & Goldberg LLP represented a not-for-profit hospital in defense of a qui tam action brought by a former employee pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b) of the False Claims Act.  The former employee alleged that the hospital purportedly filed certain false claims with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.