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Anthony J. Licatesi is the senior litigating partner of the law firm Rubin & Licatesi, P.C., located in Garden City, New York. As the senior litigating partner, Mr. Licatesi is responsible for representing a variety of different clients from all walks of life involved in all types of serious injuries and accidents. Anthony is a frequent lecturer for both attorneys and health care providers, and is the primary author on the firm’s blog, Accidents Happen. Mr. Licatesi, and his firm, are considered to be ‘pioneers’ in the ‘No-fault’ legal industry, and Anthony’s experience shows when he discusses no-fault medical collections, personal injury, arbitration and civil litigation.
Yesterday was a big day for us here. I argued for our health care provider, United Diagnostic Imaging, P.C. (United) in front of the Appellate Division, Second Department. The facts of this case are quite commonplace in the industry. United performed MRI’s on patients. Travelers received the...
If you have ever read the No-Fault Regulations, or any statute for that matter, you know they use enough legal terminology to make your head spin. For whatever reason, we lawyers seem to get a kick out of using such complex phraseology. I guess it provides a sense of self-importance. Why else would...
Like it or not the No-Fault Regulations (11 N.Y.C.R.R. § 65-3.8) require insurers to either deny or pay a claim for benefits within 30 days from the date the applicant submits proof of claim. If the insurer fails to respond within the prescribed time period, the insurance company is precluded...
The insurance industry has discussed ad nauseum how severe a problem automobile insurance fraud is in New York. Some estimates state more than one in five claims submitted to auto insurers is fraudulent. Other numbers suggest fraudulent claims are up over 30% over the last five years. I...
How the New York insurance industry is attempting to turn a molehill of an issue into a mountain of new revenue I do not profess to be a math whiz, but when it comes to simple mathematics, I think I can hold my own. An article published February 3, 2010 noted that insurance lobbyists were headed...