A Gwinnett County jury has awarded nearly $258,000 in attorney fees to a group of doctors who won a defense verdict in the trial of a lawsuit filed by their ex-partner accusing them of fraud.

“We the jury find the plaintiff has acted in bad faith, has been stubbornly litigious, or has caused the defendants unnecessary trouble and expenses and award defendants attorney fees in the amount of $257,951.36,” the verdict states.