Sometimes Life Imitates the Movies
Side note: A Detroit medical malpractice lawyer found a creative way to duck his debt; by dying. Detroit police report that Nicholas Anthony Ianni Jr., 55, was found in his apartment dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Ianni was an infamous character in the world of medical malpractice insurance since he currently owed more than 23 million in judgments, loans and unpaid claims. Ianni’s involvement with a “shady” offshore medical malpractice insurance company in Bermuda has left no shortage of motives, or suspects.
By MIKE MARTINDALE
The Detroit News
Novi — A man found fatally shot in his apartment this week was a controversial medical malpractice attorney who owed at least $23.5 million from court judgments, loans and unpaid claims, court records and interviews show. Nicholas Anthony Ianni Jr., 55, was found Wednesday morning in his apartment near Novi Road and 10 Mile by police conducting a welfare check after one of his business associates hadn’t seen him in days.
A Thursday autopsy found he died from multiple gunshot wounds in the torso.
Novi police would not discuss their investigation, which could involve reviewing Ianni’s business relationships for possible suspects.
“We do not think this was random, but are not ruling anything out and will be checking all kinds of possibilities,” Novi Deputy Chief Thomas Lindberg said.
Court records indicate Ianni was at the center of controversial malpractice insurance policies purchased by some Metro Detroit physicians through an offshore Bermuda-based insurance company, New Millennium, which Ianni owned.