New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo entered into a 50 million dollar settlement with health insurance carriers for alleged deceptive setting of “usual, customary and reasonable and rates” for out of net work health care providers through use of a conflicted rating agency owned by an insurance company. A news story on the settlement is below:
Our private law firm is investigating alleged deceptive use by health insurance companies of bogus low ball out of net work rates to avoid paying for needed health care and is considering filing consumer fraud class actions on behalf of victims of this practice.
Class action lawsuits our firm has been involved in or spear-headed have led to substantial awards totalling over a million dollars to organizations including the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Consumer Law Center, and local law school consumer programs. DiTommaso Lubin Austermuehle is proud of our achievements in assisting national and local consumer rights organizations obtain the funds needed to ensure that consumers are protected and informed of their rights. By standing up to consumer fraud and consumer rip-offs, and in the right case filing consumer protection lawsuits and class-actions you too can help ensure that other consumers’ rights are protected from corporate misdeeds.
Our Naperville, Waukegan, Aurora, Wheaton, Oak Brook, and Chicago consumer attorneys provide assistance in consumer fraud and consumer rights cases including in Illinois and throughout the country. You can click here to see a description of the some of the many individual and class-action consumer cases we have handled. A video of our lawsuit which helped ensure more fan friendly security at Wrigley Field can be found here. You can contact one of our Chicago area consumer lawyers here who can assist in health insurance fraud, unfair debt collection, junk fax and other consumer, consumer fraud or consumer class action cases by filling out the contact form at the side of this blog or by clicking here.