Amerigroup To Fight Back Against $144M Verdict

Law360, New York (November 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Health insurance company Amerigroup Corp. has lashed out at a decision that it discriminated against pregnant women and other high-risk patients, vowing to appeal the jury’s $144 million verdict on the grounds that a number of the court's rulings constituted reversible error and affected the jury's findings.

On Monday, an Illinois jury found that Amerigroup Corp. and its subsidiary Amerigroup Illinois had profited unfairly off of Medicaid dollars by only signing on healthy clients and avoiding ones with more health problems.

Amerigroup said in a statement...
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