Cancer Patients' Suit Over Aetna Scan Denials Nixed

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has determined that a group of cancer patients accusing Aetna Life Insurance Co. of breaching its fiduciary duty by denying coverage for a portion of a prescribed diagnostic scan do not fit within their proposed class definition and lack standing to maintain their putative class action.

Judge M. Casey Rodgers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Wednesday denied the plaintiffs' motion for class certification and dismissed with prejudice their complaint for failure to prove they had been...
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