State Farm Can't Get Defamation Suit Shut Down

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 9:20 PM ET) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Pennsylvania doctor’s allegations that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Inc. defamed him in order to sink his business can move forward, but dismissed the doctor’s claims of racketeering and invasion of privacy.

Peter Schatzberg claims State Farm sought to eliminate his medical practice Philadelphia Pain Management Inc. by falsely accusing him of committing fraud, poisoning his name in the community and conspiring to pay less than was owed in reimbursements for patients insured by State Farm. Schatzberg alleged these...
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Case Information

Case Title

SCHATZBERG, D.C. et al v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY et al

Case Number

2:10-cv-02900

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Assault Libel & Slander

Judge

NITZA I QUINONES ALEJANDR

Date Filed

June 17, 2010

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