Dennis A Strasen V. Allstate Insurance Corp.
Filed by Dennis Strasen in late 1999, this suit accuses the Allstate Insurance Company of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act(ICFA) by reviewing its policy holders' medical bills using claims-auditing software, and then refusing to pay some of the bills on unreasonable grounds.
Strasen contends that all medical bills and treatment are reasonable because they were performed by a licensed medical provider.
On Friday Allstate, represented by Edwardsville firm Burroughs, Helper, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank, & True argued its motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.
Allstate also claims that Illinois courts have expressly allowed insurers to review medical bills using the very type of computer database toward which Strasen directs his complaint.
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