Disabled Children Lose Class Cert. Bid In Suit Against Fla.

Law360, Los Angeles (September 25, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge denied class certification Wednesday in a suit accusing health officials of putting disabled children at risk of institutionalization by denying them Medicaid services they are allegedly owed, deciding the suit might involve individualized claims of alleged discrimination.

U.S. District Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum found it isn't yet clear whether the plaintiffs are making allegations on a case-by-case basis or challenging Florida's policies on disabled children, which the U.S. government is also contending.

Judge Rosenbaum denied class certification, but she gave the plaintiffs...
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