RICO, Antitrust Charges Added To Healthcare Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- United Healthcare Corp. will have to add federal racketeering and antitrust charges to its list of legal woes now that a judge has allowed class action plaintiffs to tack the additional charges onto an ongoing suit.

Judge D.J. McKenna of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has permitted plaintiffs, led by the American Medical Association, to amend their complaint against United Healthcare for the fourth time to add RICO and antitrust allegations.

The plaintiffs moved to amend their third complaint on...
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