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Founding Partner Dennis Kass Featured in SIU Today Magazine

Firm founding partner, Dennis Kass, is author of the top story in the Spring 2015 issue of the International Association of Special Investigation Units' magazine, SIU Today. The article by Mr. Kass is titled, "Going on the Offensive," and discusses creative ways to combat insurance fraud. "When considering a successful fraud fighting formula and the deterrence that comes from fighting fraud, thought should be given to affirmative or offensive actions to deter fraud," Kass states.

California's novel anti-fraud statute, Insurance Code Section 1871.7, Kass explains, holds individuals responsible for even the attempted submission of a false claim, and can be used "to sue doctors, chiropractors, attorneys, cappers, claimants, applicants, insureds, and anyone submitting a false insurance claim."

The Special Investigations Unit / Insurance Fraud Litigation Team at Manning & Kass, led by Dennis Kass, has successfully pursued more than 90 actions under this statute, including some with cases involving organized fraud rings and more than 1,000 claims.

The International Association of Special Investigative Units (IASIU) was founded in 1984 by a group of insurance industry fraud investigators. This non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting a coordinated effort within the industry to combat insurance fraud and encouraging high professional standards of conduct among insurance investigators. Mr. Kass serves as co-counsel to IASIU and is counsel to IASIU Southern California chapter.

For more information about the IASIU, please visit www.iasiu.org. To obtain a complete pdf version of the article by Mr. Kass, email our firm at info@manningllp.com.

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