Judge Trims MRI Class Action Against State Farm

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT) -- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. on Friday won the dismissal of unjust enrichment and declaratory and injunctive relief claims in a putative class action in Florida accusing the insurer of failing to pay proper amounts for magnetic resonance imaging services.

However, U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga preserved a breach of contract claim by Central Magnetic Imaging Open MRI of Plantation Ltd. arguing that State Farm improperly calculated its payments using what's known as the Medicare Multiple Diagnostic Imaging Rule, in alleged violation of a...
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