Allstate Insurance Company v. Northfield Medical Center P.C. (A-27-15; 076069)
Defendants extensively promoted a professional practice structure that a fact-finder could reasonably conclude was little more than a sham intended to evade well- established prohibitions and restrictions governing ownership and control of a medical practice by a non- doctor. In light of the broad anti-fraud liability imposed under the IFPA, holding defendants responsible for promoting and assisting in the formation of an ineligible medical practice was not a novel or unanticipated application of the statute. The trial court correctly applied a plain-language understanding of “knowing,” and its finding of a knowing violation of the IFPA is amply supported in this record.