Aetna Wins Partial Toss Of Doctors' Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (August 10, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT) -- Aetna Health Inc. has won its bid to dismiss as time-barred hundreds of claims from a suit brought by physicians group Lone Star OB/GYN Associates accusing the insurer of underpaying for services.

Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on Monday approved an oral order granting Aetna's Nov. 20 motion to dismiss all claims asserted against it that accrued more than four years prior to Sept. 17, 2007, the date the plaintiff filed the suit.

In granting this motion,...
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