Insured Can't Appeal Cancer Coverage Ruling: Judge

Law360, New York (October 31, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Friday refused to allow for the immediate appeal of a ruling that partially nixed a putative class action accusing two insurers of underpaying cancer patients for covered radiation and chemotherapy benefits.

Plaintiff Daniel Stangl argued that the court should certify as a final appealable judgment its Aug. 16 ruling that found that defendants Philadelphia American Life Insurance Co. and Occidental Life Insurance Co. of North Carolina had correctly defined the term “actual expenses” in the subject supplemental cancer insurance policies because...
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