Publication Archive: Class Action

Law360 Quotes Matt Lavin On Alleged Insurance Scheme

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Cigna and UnitedHealth Group’s behavioral health services arms have colluded with a cost-containment middleman to cheat patients on payments for out-of-network mental health and addiction treatment and underpay providers, according to a series of new proposed class actions. Matthew M. Lavin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told Law360 on Friday that there would collectively be…Read the article

Becker’s Hospital Review on United Behavioral Health Case

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Source: Beckers Hospital Review
UnitedHealth Group faces a lawsuit that accuses the health insurer of illegally denying mental health and addiction benefits to maximize profits. The class-action lawsuit, filed Sept. 12 by law firm Napoli Shkolnik on behalf of three mental health and addiction treatment facilities, claims the treatment centers provided millions of dollars in unreimbursed care to members of UnitedHealth’s behavioral health…Read the article

Uber Class Action Settlement Update

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Source: Law360
A California federal judge has tentatively approved an increased $395,000 settlement in a class action alleging Uber denied drivers their fair share of riders’ payments, saying the deal is still on the low end, but fair. The revamped deal made three notable changes, according to Judge Alsup. Each class member will receive at least $20…Read the article

Oswego County (NY) Joins Class Action Against Telecom

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Source: Oswego County News Now
Oswego County is joining six other upstate counties in a class action lawsuit against major telecommunications providers alleged to have withheld surcharge payments from municipalities, amounting to a “multi-billion-dollar” deficit. The lawsuit, filed on May 1, alleges the companies failed to pay counties legally mandated reimbursement funds that offset the high costs of emergency response…Read the article

Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia Gas in MA

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Source: Wicked Local
The region-wide (North Andover, Lawrence, Andover) explosions of Sept. 13 has economic and safety ramifications that will stretch far beyond Columbia Gas’s promised Nov. 19 deadline for restoration. Far too many homes are without heat and businesses without gas. Night temperatures have dropped, and daytime temperatures are soon to follow. Some home in the impacted area…Read the article

Central Maine Power Lawsuit: Fraud For High Customer Bills

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Source: Maine Public
Attorneys, including from Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, filing the suit said that the power company intentionally misled customers by suggesting that their electric bills were higher due to almost anything other than the company’s faulty metering and billing system. Central Maine Power Company’s (CMP) handling of thousands of customer complaints regarding higher charges last winter has…Read the article

Lawsuit: Central Maine Power Blames Customers

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Source: Portland Press Herald
A trio of law firms, including Napoli Shkolnik PLLC who has extensive class-action experience, filed an amended lawsuit Wednesday against Central Maine Power Co., adding an allegation that the company instructed workers to falsely tell customers that excessive bills were the result of high usage or other problems caused by consumers, rather than by the…Read the article

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Central Maine Power

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Source: ABC8 WMTW
Several law firms, including New York City based Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, have joined together to file a class-action lawsuit against Central Maine Power. The firms estimate about 200,000 customers saw charges increase less than 50 percent. CMP has repeatedly said it had not found any problems to explain why hundreds of customers reported higher-than-average bills…Read the article

Central Maine Power Customers Sue Over Being Overcharged

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Source: Portland Press Herald
About 97,000 CMP customers saw their monthly bills increase by 50 percent or more in December, January or February over the same month a year earlier, according to information that the company provided to the state Public Utilities Commission in April. The law firms contend that another 200,000 customers have been overcharged by up to…Read the article

Napoli Shkolnik: Class Action Against Central Maine Power

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Source: Bangor Daily News
Along with two other law firms, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC plans to file a class-action complaint in the Cumberland County Superior Court against Central Maine Power on behalf of customers of the utility who claim they were overcharged for electricity. Allegedly, many customers have been burdened with bills in excess of $500 per month. Some people did…Read the article