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Wellpoint Inc. Hit With Overtime Wage Lawsuit

Law360 (October 16, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two employees of Wellpoint Inc. have filed a proposed class action against the company, alleging that the health care provider demanded overtime and then failed to pay adequately for it.

Jo Ann Johnson and Judith Paisley filed the suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of all similarly situated Wellpoint “case managers” or “utilization review nurses.”

The plaintiffs said Wellpoint’s conduct was “atrocious and utterly intolerable in a civilized community.”

The complaint alleged that Wellpoint had violated the...
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