Bloomberg Law
Feb. 2, 2021, 7:37 PM

Whistleblowing Cardiologists Win Reinstatement, Damages Award

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

A Michigan hospital must pay two cardiologists $10 million and reinstate their medical staff privileges for one year as a remedy for alleged False Claims Act retaliation, as an arbitrator didn’t exceed her powers by awarding them both, a federal court in the state said.

The award of both legal and equitable relief was within the arbitrator’s powers under arbitration clauses contained in the doctors’ contracts and the rules used by the agreed-upon arbitration firm, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan said.

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