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A federal judge trimmed a bias suit Thursday brought by three transgender Florida employees who said they were unlawfully denied coverage for gender dysphoria treatment, allowing the Department of Corrections and others to exit because they don't control the Sunshine State's health care plan.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s behavioral health unit appealed its loss in a blockbuster case over coverage guidelines to the Ninth Circuit on Thursday, looking to nix orders that its guidelines were improper and that it must reprocess roughly 67,000 claims for behavioral health treatments administered using the guidelines.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday that the publisher of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette must pay for its newsroom workers' yearly health care increases, even though the contract expired more than three years ago.
A Kansas federal judge dismissed a would-be class action that accused Cerner Corp. of saddling its 401(k) plan with excessive fees and steering workers' retirement savings into underperforming Cerner stock, ruling the suit covered the same ground as an ERISA case filed months earlier.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority violated federal law when it tossed a National Labor Relations Board staff union's challenge to the agency's decision to unilaterally shudder its in-house health unit, the union told the D.C. Circuit Monday.