Federal and State Suits Collide in Blue Cross Case

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The plaintiffs in a Florida state class action against Blue Cross and Blue Shield argued Wednesday at a federal hearing that a $180 million settlement in a similar, massive federal suit against Blue Cross would unfairly bar them from continuing their own suit.

They sought to be allowed to continue the state court proceeding at a hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The federal suit, filed in 2003, accused the Blues plans of systemically denying, delaying and diminishing payments due...
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