Judge Pares Class In Overcharge Suit V. BlueShield

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a putative class action accusing not-for-profit health care insurer Regence BlueShield of overcharging subscribers who exceed their maximum benefit allotments for certain health care costs, a federal judge has certified a pared-down class of individual plan subscribers seeking injunctive and declaratory relief only.

Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Monday handed down an order granting in part and denying in part the lead plaintiffs' motion for class certification, finding that many proposed class members would...
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