Blue Cross Blue Shield Wriggles Out Of ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday agreed to dismiss a case that accused health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois of underpaying benefits in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, citing failure to state a claim.

In an order adopting a magistrate judge's report and recommendation, Judge Federico A. Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said the plaintiffs — six Illinois-area health care service providers and over 1,000 unnamed patients — failed to properly assert an ERISA...
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