11th Circ. Tosses Underpayment Class Action Against Geico
Law360 (April 19, 2019, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday threw out a class action accusing Geico of under-reimbursing health care providers for their services, holding that the lead plaintiff lacked standing to bring the suit in the first place.
Vacating a lower court’s rulings granting class certification and final judgment to the providers, a panel of the appellate court found that lead plaintiff A&M Gerber Chiropractic LLC lacked standing to sue over Geico’s alleged practice of wrongfully withholding payment of 100% of certain billed medical expenses in personal injury protection cases.
According to the appellate panel’s published opinion, Gerber had essentially “stepped into the shoes”...
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