West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. v. Casey
United States Supreme Court
499 U.S. 83 (1991)
West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. (WVUH) (plaintiff) sued Robert Casey (defendant), the governor of Pennsylvania, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, for making changes to the reimbursement schedule for Medicaid patients. WVUH prevailed in trial court. Under the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. § 1988, WVUH was awarded attorney’s fees that included over $100,000 for expert-witness services. Casey appealed, and the court of appeals reversed the award of fees for expert services. WVUH petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)
Dissent (Stevens, J.)
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