11th Circ. Revives Doctors' United Healthgroup Claims

Law360, New York (July 6, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that seven suits accusing United Healthgroup Inc. of underpaying doctors may proceed, reversing a lower court's ruling that said a prior racketeering decision against the health insurance provider exhausted breach of contract causes of action.

The reversal did not turn on "technical distinctions” between the two types of claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's 32-page opinion said, but rather on the fact that different kinds of evidence would be needed to prove contract claims than those...
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