Cigna Sex Bias Plaintiff Barely Dodges Sanctions

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A woman who filed a proposed $100 million sex bias class action against Cigna Healthcare Inc. will not face sanctions for challenging a decision that sent her claims to individual arbitration, a Connecticut federal judge ruled Friday, though he said it was a “close call.” 

U.S. District Judge Timothy Hillman denied a motion for sanctions from Cigna Corp. unit Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., which said that CGLIC, not Cigna Healthcare, is the proper defendant in the case.

CGLIC said sanctions were warranted because plaintiff Bretta...
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