Oxford Health Fails To Thwart Doctors' Class Action

Law360, New York (March 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has denied Oxford Health Plans LLC’s attempt to overturn a district court ruling allowing a group of doctors to proceed with a class action against the insurer.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals said on Feb. 28 that the arbitrator who made the initial class action determination had the authority to make the decision and did so rationally. The ruling affirmed a previous one by the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

The case started in April 2002, when John Sutter, a New...
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