Dr. Harshad Patel and Richard Arjun Kaul, M.D. v. Richard Crist, et al., 2020 WL 6156751, Civil Action No. 19-8946 (Oct. 20, 2020)

A complaint cannot consist of conclusory allegations devoid of factual support.

The plaintiffs sought to have the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (IFPA) repealed and declared unconstitutional. The plaintiffs argued that the defendant insurance company bribed state legislators to pass the IFPA, which was utilized to harass physicians. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss. The court agreed that the plaintiffs’ claims were outlandish, conclusory and provided implausible theories. Therefore, the court found that the plaintiffs failed to state a claim, and the second amended complaint was dismissed in its entirety.


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