When Insurance Companies Use RICO to Pursue Doctors Like Mobsters

When Insurance Companies Use RICO to Pursue Doctors Like MobstersIn recent years, much attention has been focused on the activities of physicians who operate with management companies and collection lawyers in the no-fault industry. Up until now, no-fault insurers would often file a civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act) claim against a provider in order to go after additional fines and penalties that are permitted under this type of action.

This series of laws also permits the insurance companies to collect significant damages such as triple damages and an expanded ability to attach personal assets. In addition, it gives them the ability to go after and subpoena documents which they would otherwise not be able to in a regular fraud lawsuit.

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