Daily Digest – October 7. Plaintiff Claims Defendant Told Her Not to Show for Hearing; ‘Vague’ BK Reference Kills Hunstein Class Action

PLAINTIFF SUES COLLECTOR, CLAIMING DEFENDANT TOLD HER NOT TO SHOW UP FOR HEARING

  • A plaintiff on Social Security has filed a lawsuit claiming she was told by a collector that had filed a collection lawsuit not to show up for a court hearing because the case was going to be dismissed.
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‘VAGUE’ BK REFERENCE KILLS HUNSTEIN CLASS ACTION

  • Concealing information on a bankruptcy filing has given a federal judge all the reason she needed to dismiss a Hunstein class action lawsuit.
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NY AG SETTLES WITH AMBULANCE COMPANY OVER BALANCE BILLING ISSUES

  • State law in New York prohibits ambulance companies from billing insured patients for rides, and the Attorney General of New York has fined an ambulance company $100,000 and forced it to return all the money it collected from consumers who were insured.
  • More details here.

MEDICAL DEBT A PROBLEM FOR EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF INSURANCE COVERAGE

  • More than two-fifths of consumers had a problem paying a medical bill or went into debt because of a health issue, regardless of whether they had health insurance or not, and nearly one-quarter of those people were contacted by a collection agency, according to a nationwide survey.
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BARRON & NEWBURGER ADDS EXPERIENCED BUSINESS LITIGATOR

  • Francesca De Troia has joined the firm after a stint as an Assistant Attorney General in Texas.
  • More details here.

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