Day-by-day look at the city of Clinton's legal malpractice lawsuit against attorney Michael Walker. Exclusive coverage — with complete article list by Assistant Editor Katie Dahlstrom — found here.
Day 15: Testimony concludes
October 16 — Testimony in the city of Clinton's legal malpractice lawsuit against Attorney Michael Walker concluded today. Closing arguments slated for this afternoon.
Day 14: Des Moines lawyer defends Walker
October 15 — Attorney Michael Walker was not negligent while he represented the city of Clinton in a 2010 False Claims Act case, a Des Moines lawyer who is president of the Iowa Bar Association testified Tuesday.
Day 13: Expert says rule misused
October 15 — The city of Clinton failed to understand and properly apply a rule that dictates ambulance coding, an expert hired by attorney Michael Walker testified Monday.
Day 12: Focussing on reports
October 14 — Testimony in the city of Clinton’s legal malpractice suit has focused on more than the people involved in emergency medical services.
Day 11: Billing staff training
October 11 — The city of Clinton submitted false claims to Medicare, which was in direct connection to the city's failure to train its billing staff, an ambulance billing and coding expert retained by Michael Walker testified in court Friday.
Day 10: Expert witness says Walker committed malpractice
October 10 — An expert hired by the city of Clinton testified Thursday that attorney Michael Walker and his law firm committed legal malpractice when they defended the city of Clinton against a federal False Claims Act case filed by former firefighter Timothy Schultheis.
Day 9: Fire or finance responsibility?
October 9 — McGovern returned to the stand Wednesday as the city's legal malpractice suit against attorney Michael Walker and his law firm Hopkins and Huebner continued.
Day 8: Paramedics not told to code higher rates
October 9 — Clinton firefighter paramedics were not told to code every ambulance to run at a higher rate no matter what, EMS Director Andrew McGovern testified Wednesday.
Day 7: The misinterpreted ratio
October 8 — The ratio touted as the national average for emergency medical services bills as the city faced accusations of Medicare fraud was never meant to be regarded as such, according to the man credited with introducing the ratio.
Day 1: September 30 — Jury Selection: http://clintonherald.com/archive/x862170820/Malpractice-suit-Jury-selection-under-way
Day 2: October 1 — Opening statements: http://clintonherald.com/archive/x1836125080/TRIAL-UPDATE-Walkers-credentials-questioned
Day 3: October 2 — Ex-chief takes the stand: http://clintonherald.com/archive/x862172721/TRIAL-UPDATE-Regenwether-testimony-details-fire-departments-EMS-billing-process
Day 4: October 3 — Adverse Witnesses: http://clintonherald.com/archive/x703129396/Schultheis-Walker-take-stand-as-adverse-witnesses
Day 5: October 4 — Mayor takes the stand: http://clintonherald.com/archive/x1836130197/Trial-update-City-budgeted-for-higher-rate-on-ambulance-calls
City knew billing concerns: http://clintonherald.com/archive/x1442578740/Defendant-City-knew-there-were-EMS-billing-concerns
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