Cancer Patients Triumph In Supplemental Coverage Action

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge granted summary judgment Wednesday to a class of patients who accused two insurance companies of breaching supplemental cancer insurance policies by shortchanging them on benefit payments.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. shot down arguments by Dixie National Life Insurance Co. and National Foundation Life Insurance Co. that a law passed by the South Carolina Legislature defining a benefit term at the heart of the case trumped the plaintiff's breach of contract claim, and instead found that the statute's application...
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