Firefighter brought action against mayor and city council pursuant to private enforcement provision of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute, alleging that his exposure to asbestos while working caused his pleural malignant mesothelioma. City moved to dismiss.
"...private citizens may collect double damages by bringing claims against primary payers to recover money owed. Id. § 1395y(b)(3)(A). It is under this latter provision that O'Connor asserts the instant suit."
Motion to Dismiss DeniedO'Connor v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore494 F.Supp.2d 372 D.Md.,2007.July 19, 2007