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Connecticut Dental Practice Manager Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

The office manager of a Stamford, Conn., dental practice has pleaded guilty to using a retired dentist’s records to charge insurance companies almost $600,000 for work that was never performed. Elena Ilizarov pleaded guilty in federal court this week to …

Man Admits Role in Scheme to Stage Dozens of Crashes in Connecticut

A Haitian man has admitted in federal court he was involved in a scheme to stage dozens of car crashes in Connecticut and collected up to $30,000 per wreck by submitting bogus insurance claims. Jacques Fleurijeune, also known as “Magic,” …

Rolling Stone Defamation Case Over Rape Story Back in Virginia Court

Attorneys for Rolling Stone magazine are heading back to federal court to try to overturn a jury’s defamation verdict over its botched story “A Rape on Campus.” A judge is holding a hearing in Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday to consider …

N.Y. Court Ruling May Open Door for More Asbestos Suits Against Pfizer

A New York federal appellate court ruling yesterday could allow more asbestos liability suits to proceed against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. The appellate court’s decision affirms the previous ruling last year from U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New …

Consumers Not Required to Arbitrate Warranty Claims with Car Dealers: Court

A federal appeals court handed car owners a victory by striking down a requirement that they arbitrate warranty disputes with dealers. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a Porsche 911 Turbo owner …

Lloyd’s Syndicate Withdraws 9/11 Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

Lloyd’s London’s Syndicate 3500 filed a notice on Monday, Sept. 19, to voluntarily dismiss its federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over 9/11 claims. The lawsuit, first filed on Sept. 8, had asserted that Saudi Arabia as well as several Saudi …

Lloyd’s Syndicate Sues Saudi Arabia for $215M Over 9/11 Claims

Lloyd’s of London’s Syndicate 3500 filed a federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, several Saudi charity and financial organizations and prominent Saudi individuals over 9/11 terror attacks. The insurer said Saudi defendants bear primary responsibility for the attacks and should be …

Mississippi Suit Against Healthcare Law Dismissed… for Now

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in Mississippi that challenges part of the Obama administration’s health care law, but he is giving the plaintiffs 30 days to make changes to their complaint. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett ruled that …