Quest, Debt Collectors Duck RICO Claims In Billing Suit

Law360, Chicago (November 7, 2011, 6:30 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge sided with Quest Diagnostics Inc. and two debt collection agencies Thursday on contract, racketeering and fraud claims in a long-running suit alleging their billing practices breached insurance agreements, but also handed victory to the plaintiffs on several claims.

U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler partly granted and partly denied motions for summary judgment filed by two remaining plaintiffs, Quest, Quantum Collections Inc. and Credit Bureau Central in the case alleging that the defendants illegally billed consumers at prices that defied insurance...
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