Lawyers Lose Portion of 2.5 Million Dollar TennCare Legal Fees

Mar 20, 2013

A federal appeals court has struck down a significant portion of the $2.5 million in legal fees awarded to attorneys who have represented TennCare patients in a year-long fight with Tennessee.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on said today attorneys should not have been awarded fees on several billed items, including such things as meetings with state lawmakers and doing work on a separate case which involved the same issues. The case concerned the rights of TennCare patients who were appealing being denied health-care services.