US Dodges UnitedHealth Protest Of $24B Military Contract

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A federal judge sided with the U.S. government Friday in a $23.5 billion dispute with UnitedHealth Group Inc. over a military contract to provide health insurance to troops and veterans in the South that was awarded to UnitedHealth rival Humana Inc.

Judge Lawrence M. Baskir of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims denied UnitedHealth's motion for judgment and granted the government cross-motion for judgment on the administrative record, as well as the cross-motion for judgment lodged by Humana, which intervened on the government's behalf. The judge's...
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