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Comcast Settles Subscribers' Antitrust Class Action for $50M

Saranac Hale Spencer | October 30, 2014

The suit alleging that Comcast monopolized the Philadelphia-area cable market—which had gone to the U.S. Supreme Court where it became part of the high court's shift toward stricter standards for class certification—is settling for $50 million in cash and services, according to court papers filed this week.

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    By Saranac Hale Spencer

    A nursing and rehabilitation facility chain is paying $38 million to settle claims that it defrauded Medicare and Medicaid programs by billing for substandard care in what the U.S. Department of Justice is calling the largest failure-of-care settlement with a chain of this type yet.

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    By Max Mitchell

    According to the pretrial memorandum of plaintiff Joseph W. Consonery Jr., he was incarcerated on Feb. 6, 2009, at the Washington County Correctional Facility. On that day, he told a nurse he had an infected tooth and he needed to see a dentist, the memo said. Days later, Consonery's tooth "snapped," which led to ongoing bleeding, the memo said.

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