The surgery center had put him in an Uber with his wife, Marie Julien, according to depositions. The business community and insurers counter that LOP providers grossly inflate their medical fees to give juries a false picture of the costs of medical care. Two other Shaked-affiliated companies billed more than $35,000 for surgical supplies and anesthesia, according to the court records. KHN reviewed dozens of Florida court cases in which medical creditors holding LOPs demanded payment in full. He owed the company $140,322 three years later because of an interest rate of 18% charged every six months, court records show.