Cincinnati Workers Granted Class Cert. In Anthem Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 2:16 PM EST) -- Current and former city of Cincinnati employees who were members of Anthem Insurance Cos. Inc. have won conditional class certification in a suit alleging that the mutual insurance company improperly handed their shares, worth about $55 million, to the city when the insurer demutualized.

Judge S. Arthur Spiegel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Wednesday granted conditional certification to a class essentially consisting of city employees and retirees who were named insureds or members of groups named as insureds continuously...
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