Cancer Patients Win $3M In Supplemental Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge on Monday issued $3.4 million in damages to a class of patients who won summary judgment against two insurance companies they accused of breaching supplemental cancer insurance policies by shortchanging them on benefit payments.

The damages calculation came after U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. earlier this month shot down arguments by Dixie National Life Insurance Co. and National Foundation Life Insurance Co. that a law passed by the South Carolina legislature defining a benefit term at the heart of...
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