Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss State Farm’s Amended Fraudulent Billing Suit
Mealey's (May 20, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on May 18 denied a motion to dismiss State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.’s amended lawsuit accusing a medical practice of submitting fraudulent bills, holding that the company need not prove that it justifiably relied on the bills (State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Leonard Stavropolskiy, P.T., D.C., et al., No. 15-cv-5929, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65234).
(Opinion available. Document #20-160617-001Z.)
U.S. Judge J. Curtis Joyner of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania also overruled the defendants’...