Columbia Casualty Settles Coverage Row With UnitedHealth

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 4:10 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Columbia Casualty Co. from a suit brought by UnitedHealth Group Inc. seeking coverage from its insurers for hundreds of underlying suits over health insurance claims reimbursements after Columbia and UnitedHealth reached a confidential settlement.

U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz ordered all claims against Columbia Casualty, one of 10 insurers involved in the suit, be dismissed with prejudice and on the merits. UnitedHealth's claims against Columbia Casualty and another insurer, Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., were originally set for a...
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