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N.Y. Doc Acquitted of Participating in $275M No-Fault Insurance Scheme

A Long Island, N.Y., doctor has been acquitted of participating in a $275 million scheme to defraud no-fault auto insurers. Joseph Vitoulis had been accused of acting as the straw owner of a medical clinic. He allegedly ordered phony treatments …

Judge Denies Some Medical Providers’ Plea to Block Florida PIP Law

A federal court judge has denied a motion brought forward by some medical providers who claimed that Florida’s new no-fault auto law unfairly prevented them from making a living, on the basis it is unlikely they will prevail in court. …

Florida Cabinet Approves PIP Benefit Rule Sought by Insurers

Florida officials have approved an emergency rule that will allow auto insurers providing no-fault coverage to use a form informing accident victims of their benefits under the state’s revised personal injury protection law. The Florida Cabinet approved the emergency rule …

N.Y. State Senate Passes Auto Insurance Fraud Measures

New York lawmakers want to slam the brakes on the auto insurance fraud. On Thursday, the state’s Senate passed three bills to fight auto insurance fraud. These measures will now move to the state Assembly for consideration. According to the …

16 Arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., for Allegedly Staging Auto Accidents

Sixteen people in Brooklyn, N.Y., have been arrested for their roles in allegedly staging auto accidents to fraudulently receive insurance payouts. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the arrests on Tuesday, March 6. He said the criminal conspiracy …

N.Y. Prosecutors Say Fraud Scheme Was Largest of Its Kind in History

Authorities are describing the takedown of a massive auto insurance fraud ring in New York the largest of its kind involving New York’s no-fault law. The fraud scheme involved 10 licensed medical doctors, three personal injury lawyers, thousands of patients, …

Dozens Charged in Massive Insurance Fraud Scheme in New York

Federal and local authorities in New York unveiled charges today against 36 defendants — including 10 doctors and three attorneys — allegedly involved in a systematic scheme to defraud auto insurance companies of more than $275 million under New York’s …