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High Court Won't Review $6M Win For Allstate In RICO Case

Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 3:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a challenge by a network of chiropractors, lawyers and telemarketers to a $6 million award for Allstate in its Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit over allegedly fraudulent insurance claims.

The high court rejected a Jan. 22 petition for a writ of certiorari asking the judges to hear a Fifth Circuit decision favoring Allstate Insurance Co. in litigation accusing chiropractor Michael Kent Plambeck, attorney Randall Toca, marketer Douglas Friedman and others of recruiting car accident victims through aggressive telemarketing and grooming them to file false claims.

The alleged schemers had urged...

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