Clinics Can't Seek Legal Fees In Car Accident Coverage Rows

Law360, Philadelphia (February 21, 2013, 2:03 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical providers do not have the right to seek attorneys' fees from insurers in disputes over peer reviewed determinations of coverage stemming from auto accidents, reversing a lower court's decision.

In litigation between State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and Herd Chiropractic Clinic PC, the high court found that the state's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, which establishes a process under which insurers can contest their obligation to pay for treatments, does not authorize the ability to pursue the...
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