Magistrate Denies Request To Add Declaratory Judgment Claim In Fraud Suit

Mealey's (December 14, 2015, 11:05 AM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — A federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania on Dec. 10 denied State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.’s request to add a claim for declaratory judgment in its lawsuit accusing a chiropractor and his clinic of submitting fraudulent bills for services that were not medically necessary, ruling that adding the cause of action would be duplicative of its present claims (State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Darren S. Lugiano, et al., No. 15-0575, E.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165529).

(Opinion available. Document #20-151218-013Z.)...
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