La. Court Reinstates Blue Cross HMO State Contract

Law360, New York (October 1, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana appeals court on Friday reinstated a contract for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to administer a health maintenance organization plan for thousands of state workers, ruling that a state agency hadn't abused its discretion by awarding the contract to BCBS.

The appeals court overturned Judge R. Michael Caldwell's decision stripping the HMO administration contract from BCBS, saying the judge had wrongly ruled that the state Office of Group Benefits' decision to award the contract to BCBS and fold it in with a state...
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