Williams Parker Client
Prevails on Appeal
David Wallace of Williams Parker represented the Sarasota County Public Hospital District in consolidated appeals brought by Venice HMA, LLC, Sarasota Doctors Hospital, Inc. and Englewood Community Hospital (the “Private Hospitals”) against the Hospital District and Sarasota County. The appeals were taken from the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of the Hospital District and the County in connection with the Private Hospitals’ claims to entitlement for reimbursement for indigent care. The Second District Court of Appeal recently issued an Opinion affirming the trial court’s ruling in favor of the Hospital District and the County. The Second District held the claimed reimbursements to be “an unconstitutional privilege to private corporations” that would “force local taxpayers to fund the Private Hospitals’ charity care, a benefit not enjoyed by similarly situated private hospitals in Florida.”
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Nine Attorneys Named
to Best Lawyers List
Nine attorneys from the law firm of Williams Parker were selected for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Charles D. Bailey, Jr., John T. Berteau, Ric Gregoria, Michele B. Grimes, J. Michael Hartenstine, Carol L. Myers, William M. Seider, James L. Turner, and E. John Wagner, II were named to the list.
Selection to Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising over six million confidential evaluations by the country’s top attorneys. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers® is a singular honor. All nine Williams Parker attorneys selected have previously been named to this annual list.