Provider Class Bid Narrowed In UnitedHealth Row

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday limited a class certification bid by a group of health care providers in a suit targeting health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc., over reimbursement amounts they claim it retroactively reduced in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise granted UnitedHealth’s motion to strike part of the health care providers’ motion for class certification, finding the claims had not been raised early enough in the litigation. The class consisting of out-of-network providers who had...
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