Hospitals' $100M Breach Suits Get Boot In 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 10, 2009, 12:43 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of two breach of contract actions brought by several hospitals, ruling that the plaintiffs did not exhaust administrative remedies before filing twin $100 million suits against contractors that underwrite a health benefits program for former military personnel called TRICARE.

Tuesday's ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the May 2008 dismissal of nonprofit Northern Michigan Hospitals Inc.'s case against Health Net Federal Services LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
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