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Halifax to Settle Whistle-Blower Suit

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

 The Halifax Health Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to end the final part of a five-year-long  whistle-blower lawsuit that will cost the public hospital more than $110 million, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal

The remaining claims amount to $1 million, plus another $4.5 million to cover the legal fees for whistle-blower ElinBaklid-Kunz. The hospital also paid $85 million in a settlement in March, related to Baklid-Kunz’s claims regarding Medicare billing and physician contracts, the News Journal reports.

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