Judge OK's Sutter Health Settlement

Law360, New York (December 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge on Tuesday granted final approval to a settlement between California hospital chain Sutter Health and a class of uninsured patients who claim they were overcharged because they did not have insurance, bringing an end to a class action suit filed against the company in 2004.

Judge David W. Abbott of the Sacramento Superior Court granted approval of a settlement offered by Sacramento-based Sutter Health on behalf of its affiliate hospitals to former uninsured patients in August.

Under the settlement, class members are entitled to...
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