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Aetna Customer Imposters Must Face Fraud Suit In Pa.

Law360 (June 11, 2019, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A Long Island, New York-based company accused of impersonating Aetna customers and inducing the insurer to pay more to out-of-network doctors will have to face a lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court, after a judge on Monday denied the company's effort to toss the case for lack of jurisdiction.

Leale Inc. and its owner, Mathew James, had sought to dismiss Aetna's fraud claims on the grounds that the Pennsylvania courts have no jurisdiction over them as New York residents, but U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond ruled that the company had the minimum contact necessary with the state to establish the court's...

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March 12, 2019

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