Md. High Court Deals Blow To Insurance Consumers

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 2:36 PM EDT) -- Weighing in on a consumer class action, Maryland's highest court has ruled that health insurance companies can require customers to pay medical expenses under their auto insurance policies before health insurance kicks in.

The Court of Appeals of Maryland issued the ruling 6-1 on Tuesday after the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland asked the Maryland court for its input because the class action centered on Maryland law.

Kuei-i Wu sued Mamsi Life & Health Insurance Co., a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Inc., after...
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