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Mealey's Insurance - Defendants Accused Of Fraud Can Pursue Defamation Counterclaim, Judge Says

FLINT, Mich. - Two therapists and two clinics accused of engaging in a scheme to submit fraudulent bills to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. can pursue a counterclaim for defamation, a federal judge in Michigan ruled Dec. 2, finding that communications the insurer had with the defendants' patients could support the cause of action (State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Max Rehab Physical Therapy LLC, et al., No. 18-13257, E.D. Mich., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 207001).
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