Insurance Fraud

NY Law Remains Unclear on Non-Party 5th Amendment Invocations and Negative Inferences
September 14, 2020 | Insurance Fraud

The Fifth Amendment “not only protects the individual against being involuntarily called as a witness against himself in a criminal prosecution but also privileges him not to answer official questions put to him in any other proceeding, civil or criminal, formal or informal, where the answers might incriminate him in future criminal proceedings.” Lefkowitz v. Turley,

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Second Circuit Cases May Affect Insurers’ Ability To Fight No-Fault Fraud
March 6, 2020 | Insurance Fraud

A case that has been appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and one that has just been argued in that court, have the potential to significantly affect the ability of insurance companies to fight no-fault insurance fraud in New York.

The defendants in Government Employees Ins. Co. v. Wellmart RX,

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A Tale of Two States: Fighting No-Fault Insurance Fraud Under Unfair Business Practices Laws
September 6, 2019 | Evan H. Krinick | Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud is not only a New York problem, or even solely a northeast concern. Insurance fraud is prevalent across the country. In particular, no-fault insurance fraud can be found in every state with a significant no-fault insurance program.

State legislatures have adopted a wide variety of statutes in an effort to protect consumers and

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Kam Authors Article for ABA
May 11, 2018 | Priscilla D. Kam | Insurance Fraud

Priscilla Kam has authored an article entitled, “How to Keep the Focus and Stay Motivated On the Long Road to Success,” for the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice – Young Lawyer’s Division newsletter.

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© 2018 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.

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Employee Benefit Plan Review – From the Courts
March 2, 2018 | Employment & Labor | Insurance Fraud

Fifth Circuit Holds ERISA Preempts Plaintiff’s Claims under State Law, and Plaintiff’s Claim for Equitable Relief Fails as a Matter of Law

The plaintiff in this case sought to recover life insurance benefits under  an employee welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Her deceased husband had been

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Obligations of Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys to Prevent False Testimony
November 15, 2017 | Insurance Fraud

Christopher Casa authored an article, “Obligations of Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys to Prevent False Testimony,” which appeared in the November 2017 issue of Nassau Lawyer.

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This article is reprinted with permission by the Nassau County Bar Association.

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Bank, Sirignano, Kam & Bholan Co-Author Article For ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal
April 14, 2017 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud

Brian L. Bank, Michael A. Sirignano, Priscilla D. Kam and Michelle A. Bholan co-authored the section Recent Developments in Business Litigation, which was published in the Winter 2017 issue of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.

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Sirignano, Tiscione, and Bholan co-author article for ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
April 5, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud

Michael Sirignano, Frank Tiscione, and Michelle Bholan are a contributors to Recent Developments in Business Litigation, which has been published in the Winter 2016 issue of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.

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N.J. Supreme Court to Decide Breadth of Insurance Fraud Act
January 11, 2015 | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Fraud

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear Allstate Ins. Co. v. Northfield Medical Center,1 which has consequences for insurers across the country seeking to deter insurance fraud schemes intended to avoid the prohibition on the corporate practice of medicine. The issue before the court is whether a health-care lawyer (who was not admitted

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