Stanton v. State Farm Mutual Insurance
Automobile Insurance Company
2011 WL 3678912 (S.D.Ill.Aug. 22, 2011)
This case involved an attempt by a defendant insurer (State Farm) to include Medicare’s recovery contractor (MSPRC) on the settlement check in relation to the resolution of a wrongful death claim to ensure that Medicare’s interests were properly protected for conditional payments issued by Medicare.
The plaintiff objected and sought a court order from the Illinois state court ruling that the MSPRC need not be included as a payee on the settlement draft. State Farm filed an interpleader action against the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services bringing Medicare into the action. Continue reading “Stanton v. State Farm Mutual Insurance”