Blue Cross Montana Seeks To Merge Car Crash Suits

Law360, New York (November 2, 2009, 3:10 PM EST) -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana Inc. has asked a federal court to consolidate three lawsuits accusing the health insurer of delaying or failing to pay benefits to car accident victims by relying on exclusions ruled invalid by Montana's commissioner of insurance.

In motions filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, BCBSM argues that the cases — two proposed class actions and one lawsuit filed by a husband and wife — should be consolidated because they involve the same insurance...
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