More testimony in the city’s legal malpractice trial

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Testimony continued Thursday in the court case the city of Clinton has filed against the attorney who represented the city in settling an E-M-S billing lawsuit.  The city claims Michael Walker was negligent in handling the case and wants the attorney and his firm to repay the city some of the 4 and a half million dollars the city is paying back.

The case centers around a whistle-blower lawsuit filed by a former fire fighter claiming the city was fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid for ambulance calls.

 

Attorney Michael Walker was one of the witnesses testifying Thursday and said city officials had discussed declaring bankruptcy in light of what he predicted could be maximum penalties.

 

More on the case is available in the Clinton Herald and www.clintonherald.com in our cooperative efforts to bring you highlights of the trial.