Winning is the Best Revenge
Fisher v. Pinnacle, Dallas
When Dr. Neal Fisher was wrongfully accused of being a drug addict and fired from his medical group — and knowing he was fired because he had blown the whistle on a fraudulent billing scheme — he hired his longtime lawyer and filed suit. But when the suit started to fall apart on the eve of trial, he called Rose Walker to see if the case it could be salvaged. His former employer, Pinnacle Anesthesia Consultants, thought it had Dr. Fisher cornered, and offered only scorn. We saw a case of injustice and knew we could figure out a way to demonstrate it.
After a three-week trial, the jury agreed: It found that Pinnacle had wrongfully fired Dr. Fisher because he had uncovered the improper billing scheme, and awarded substantial damages for defamation and breach of contract. Pinnacle’s arrogance was unrepentant. It appealed, and appealed again. After four years and lots of dead trees, the Supreme Court of Texas finally saw to it that Dr. Fisher got his victory — in full to the last dollar.