United States of America et al v. Ingrid E Trenkle MD et al

Filing 189

AMENDED JUDGMENT ON SPECIAL VERDICT by Judge Virginia A. Phillips: IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Judgment on Special Verdict entered on December 2, 2011, is amended. The text beginning on page 6, line 18, and continuing through page 7 is strick en and replaced as follows: IT IS ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that the United States of America recover from Defendants Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. the sum of $110,250.00, which represents the damages and penalt ies properly assessable against Defendants; such damages ($6,750) having been trebled under 31 U.S.C. § 3729(a)(1), in connection with the claims for False Claims Act violations under 31 U.S.C. § 3729(a)(1)(A), (B); IT IS FURTHER ADJUD GED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. the sum of $1,800,000.00, which represents Plaintiff Mary Begole's damages as determined by the jury, su ch damages having been doubled under 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(2), in connection with her claims for retaliatory termination of employment in violation of 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h), wrongful termination of employment in violation of California Labor Co de § 1102.5, and wrongful termination of employment in violation of public policy; IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. the sum of $188,783.00, which represents Plaintiff Mary Begole's damages in connection with her claim for breach of contract; IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. prejudgment interest in the amount of $84,503.00, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(2). IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. attorneys' fees in the amount of $489,167.50, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. §§ 3730(d)(2), (h)(2). IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. Trenkle and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. Plaintiff Mary Begole's costs of suit incurred herein. (am)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL. MARY 12 BEGOLE, M.D., Case No. EDCV 06-01104-VAP (OPx) 13 AMENDED JUDGMENT ON SPECIAL VERDICT 14 15 16 17 ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) INGRID E. TRENKLE, M.D.; ) AND INGRID E. TRENKLE, ) M.D., INC., Defendants. ________________________ 18 19 TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: 20 Pursuant to the Order filed on January 26, 2012, IT 21 IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Judgment on Special 22 Verdict entered on December 2, 2011, is amended. The 23 text beginning on page 6, line 18, and continuing through 24 page 7 is stricken and replaced as follows: 25 26 IT IS ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that the United 27 States of America recover from Defendants Ingrid E. 28 Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. the sum 1 of $110,250.00, which represents the damages and 2 penalties properly assessable against Defendants; such 3 damages ($6,750) having been trebled under 31 U.S.C. § 4 3729(a)(1), in connection with the claims for False 5 Claims Act violations under 31 U.S.C. § 3729(a)(1)(A), 6 (B); 7 8 IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that 9 Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. 10 Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. the sum 11 of $1,800,000.00, which represents Plaintiff Mary 12 Begole's damages as determined by the jury, such damages 13 having been doubled under 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(2), in 14 connection with her claims for retaliatory termination of 15 employment in violation of 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h), wrongful 16 termination of employment in violation of California 17 Labor Code § 1102.5, and wrongful termination of 18 employment in violation of public policy; 19 20 IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that 21 Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. 22 Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. the sum 23 of $188,783.00, which represents Plaintiff Mary Begole's 24 damages in connection with her claim for breach of 25 contract; 26 27 28 2 1 IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that 2 Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. 3 Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. 4 prejudgment interest in the amount of $84,503.00, 5 pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(2). 6 7 IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that 8 Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. 9 Trenkle, M.D., and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. 10 attorneys' fees in the amount of $489,167.50, pursuant to 11 31 U.S.C. §§ 3730(d)(2), (h)(2). 12 13 IT IS FURTHER ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED that 14 Plaintiff Mary Begole recover from Defendants Ingrid E. 15 Trenkle and Ingrid E. Trenkle, M.D., Inc. Plaintiff Mary 16 Begole's costs of suit incurred herein of $________, to 17 be taxed by the Clerk of Court. 18 19 The Court orders that such judgment be entered. 20 21 22 Dated: January 30, 2012 VIRGINIA A. PHILLIPS United States District Judge 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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