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    Re: NBC Dateline & Rondal Gots' "Review firm"

    Posted by dEAN on 4/17/07

    On 4/05/05, Pat wrote:
    > I'm only re-posting the subject matter concerning Ronald Gots because of the
    > typographical errors in the previous posting. The errors are just enough to
    > make a person loose concentration and go elsewhere --- I suppose. So, let's
    > redo it, even citing page numbers, for easier referencing:
    > Perhaps you have occasionally spotted articles, reviews, and comments on
    > the internet mentioning that Ronald Gots was involved in insurance fraud.
    > according to the NBC television network, this is true. Therefore, it would
    > be courteous to give a brief outline of the matter, instead joining the ranks
    > person after person who vaguely reiterate, on website after website, that Gots
    > was involved in insurance fraud and nothing more. So, here is an outline,
    > with a web address which provides the NBC Dateline transcript:
    > 1] The insurance fraud involves a "Paper Review Company" of which Ronald
    > was president, along with its services for State Farm Insurance. It was named,
    > Medical Claims Review Services; MCRS. It is now out of business.
    > 2] It involved hundreds of cases; a number of which were never reviewed by
    > any physician. NBC got hold of 79 specific cases and found that all 79
    > cases ever-so-coincidentally favored State Farm Insurance. According to NBC,
    > "doctors did not write many of the reports sent to State Farm and other
    > insurance companies. In fact, they often didn't even sign them. Other people
    > in the office did that for them."
    > 3] Concerning one court trial, the presiding judge issued a "scathing
    > opinion" in which he "called the paper review company, MCRS, a 'completely
    > operation,' which prepared 'cookie cutter reports.'
    > You are welcomed to go to the following web address, posted below. Scroll down
    > to page 10, and then to 14. Those pages highlight Ronald Gots and his former
    > company. Thankyou.
    > On 4/05/05, Pat wrote:
    >> Remember:
    >> In federal law, the disabled are a protected class. Could a team of attorneys
    >> brave enough to undertake a novel construction find a such a construction
    >> under title 42? In fact, could such a team find cause to cite 42 USC 1983,
    >> concerning slight-of-hand misrepresentations found in government position
    >> statements, or in the position statements of entities acting "under the color
    >> of law"? After all, such unfavorable statements ca have the affect of
    >> depriving the chemically sensitivite of needed research funding which
    >> otherwise would have been obtained if not for the unfavorable view of that
    >> condition, or if not for the lobbying of the perfume and pesticide industry?
    >> And if that were the case, then the auditor in such a case would be the bench
    >> itself, being that such a class action would be mainly for the purpose of
    >> injunction. The injunction, of course, would consist in a restitution as
    >> widely disseminated as the defamation and fraudulent misrpresentation; solely
    >> to unpoison the minds that the anti-MCS propaganda did poison. Thus, the law
    >> firm's compensation would be pursuant to 42 USC 1976, mostly. Just a thought.
    >> Even a long shot. Even so, there is always recourse to a diversity action.
    >> Anyway:
    >> Perhaps you have occasionally read throughout the internet that Ronald Gots
    >> was involved in insurance fraud. Well, as far as concerns that allegation,
    >> here is a summation of it, along with a major media's web address reporting
    on it:
    >> 1] The fraudulency concerns the "Utilization Review Firm" of which is was
    >> president, along its services for State Farm Insurance. The firm was titled
    >> MCRS. It has known as a "Paper Review Company." It is now out of business.
    >> 2] The matter concerning Ronald Gots, MCRS, and State Farm made NBC's
    >> Dateline. Make a note of that. It concerned hundreds of cases. It dealt
    >> with reports that were never looked at by physicians. In fact, NBC obtained
    >> 79 reports done by Got's firm, and all 79 cases ever-so-coincidentally favored
    >> State Farm. In fact, in one court trial, the presiding judge is quoted to
    >> have stated that Ronald Got's MCRS was "A COMPLETELY BOGUS OPERATION"; so said
    >> the NBC television network. However, Ronald Gots has two other firms. And
    >> remember, "A tree is known by its fruits." At this point, let's let NBC do
    >> the communicating. You are welcomed to go to:
    >> It's worth reading. Educational.
    >> On 4/05/05, Kevin wrote:
    >>> On 4/04/05, mary wrote:
    >>>> Play by their rules. Sue them all first and figure it out later.
    >>> But then your malpractice attorney would be guilty of the same bad acts as
    >>> your former class counsel.
    >>> Class action attorneys maintain time sheets and expense reports, much like
    >>> a defense counsel does with his/her corporate or insurance clients. When
    >>> class counsel submits a fee application, there is always a comparison to
    >>> the "johnson factors" or to the "lodestar method." To support the fee
    >>> application, they submit their time and expense reports. Now is your
    >>> opportunity to look into the billing practices.
    >>> If you are a class member, you will likely need to retain separate counsel,
    >>> or file motions in proper person, asking the court to perform or allow an
    >>> independent forensic audit. Class counsel will not assist you in
    >>> scrutinizing their bills. It could be tough to find a local attorney
    >>> willing to take on other local attorneys.
    >>> You may want to compare their time records in your case with the time
    >>> records from other class action cases in which the class counsel is
    >>> involved. You will probably see some attorneys billing 36 hours in a day.
    >>> Pay close attention to requests for reimbursement for faxes and copy
    >>> costs. Many times the court allows up to 2$ per page on faxes, and the sky
    >>> is the limit on copy costs. This is literally a profit center for many
    >>> class counsel. Get advice from the state bar association or office of
    >>> disciplinary counsel on possible ethics violations by attorneys making a
    >>> profit on out-of-pocket expenses charged to class members.
    >>> There's plenty of room for abuse, and it's there to be found if you know
    >>> where to look.
    >>> Kevin

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