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Attorney pays $1.24 million to settle overbilling allegations

Timothy C. Spayne, a solo practitioner in Connecticut, has paid the federal government $1.24 million to settle allegations that he billed U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat for up to 94 hours in a single day for representing employees in workers’ compensation cases. The False Claims Act suit alleged that, between January 1999 and June 2001, Spayne was paid nearly $3.3 million by the U.S. Navy through its contracts with Electric Boat, much of it due to allegedly gross overbilling.

There were numerous instances where Spayne billed for more than 24 hours of work in a single day. In one case he billed for nearly 95 hours in a 24 hour period.

The settlement was reported in the February 7 issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune.

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