Mom Allowed To Join Mental Health ERISA Suit Against UHC

Law360, New York (February 9, 2016, 7:56 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday allowed a mother, who says her son died after United Behavioral Health refused to cover rehabilitation treatment, to join a proposed class action alleging the company’s mental health coverage practices violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero approved Linda Tillitt’s motion to intervene in Natasha Wit’s case against the UnitedHealthcare Inc. unit, finding that although discovery is almost over, it will still save judicial resources as the case is at a “relatively early stage.”...
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