LA Atty Blasts Wellpoint Over 'False' Press Releases

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT) -- The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has updated a lawsuit it lodged in 2008 against health insurer Wellpoint Inc. and two subsidiaries to include allegations that Wellpoint tried to bolster its image by issuing false statements following a news report that said the company was looking to rescind breast cancer patients' coverage.

The city attorney filed a second amended complaint in California's case against Wellpoint, Anthem Blue Cross of California Inc. and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Heath Insurance Co. in Los Angeles Superior Court on...
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