Injured Wal-Mart Workers Seek Approval Of $8M Settlement
Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT) -- A class of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees who accused the retailer of conspiring with health insurers to manipulate medical treatment for injured workers asked a Colorado federal judge Monday to sign off on an $8 million settlement.
The settlement, first submitted with Wal-Mart, Claims Management Inc., American Home Assurance Co. and Concentra Health Services Inc. in November, would end a suit alleging that each Wal-Mart employee who applied for workers' compensation suffered harm as a result of Concentra's practice of dictating and directing medical care.
If approved, the settlement would provide a four-year injunction against Wal-Mart and Claims Management, four years...
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