Allstate Says Evidence Supports Jury's $6M RICO Award

Law360, Dallas (June 18, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Allstate Insurance Co. urged a Texas federal judge on Tuesday to uphold a jury's $6 million damages award in a civil RICO suit, saying the award is supported by the insurer's claims that a network of chiropractors, lawyers and telemarketers conspired to inflate billings.

In oral arguments, U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn pushed Allstate’s attorneys to explain how the jury’s damages award is linked to chiropractor Michael Kent Plambeck’s alleged violations of the civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. She said because the jury’s...
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