UnitedHealth Class Finally Wins Cert. In Prosthetics Suit
Law360 (February 5, 2019, 4:36 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday certified a class of more than 1,000 UnitedHealth Group Inc. beneficiaries accusing the insurer of denying benefits for prosthetic arms and legs in violation of federal benefits law after two previously failed certification bids.
In his order granting the beneficiaries’ second renewed motion, U.S. District Judge John F. Walter ruled that they have shown there are “significant questions of fact and law” that are common to the entire class, involving allegations that United doesn’t offer alternative devices that meet the customers’ needs in its notices of benefit denial and that if it determines that any...
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