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February News

01 Feb Insight

Who Benefits from Negotiated Discount on Medical Expenses?

It is well-established that medical services obtained without expense, obligation or liability to a plaintiff are not recoverable from a defendant in a personal injury case. But what if a plaintiff is billed for medical services in one amount, but the amount paid is less, due to a discount obtained by her insurance carrier? Who gets the benefit of the discount - the plaintiff or the defendant?
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01 Feb Insight

7th Circuit's Take on Ratios Between Compensatory and Punitive Damages

In Matthias v. Accor Economy Lodging, Inc., the plaintiffs brought a suit against various entities that own and operate the "Motel 6" chain of hotels and motels. The plaintiffs were guests at Motel 6 and were bitten by bedbugs. The plaintiffs argued that the Motel's willful and wanton conduct in allowing them to be victims of the bloodthirsty insects entitled them to punitive damages.
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