Judge Finds New Reason To Nix Blue Shield Action

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ruling that the plaintiff has not exhausted administrative remedies, a federal judge has dismissed on remand a putative class action alleging that Blue Shield of California instructed hospitals to bill liability insurers before seeking coverage from health plans.

Following a remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after a previous dismissal, Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Wednesday dismissed a sixth amended complaint filed on behalf of Gerardo Gomez and others similarly...
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