Calif. Panel OKs Bill To Undo Personal Injury Ruling

Law360, San Diego (May 9, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A bill that insurers claim is an attempt to overturn a California Supreme Court ruling that found personal injury plaintiffs can’t recover the total amount billed for medical fees if they received a discount through a deal between their medical provider and insurer won approval from a state panel Tuesday.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 in favor of S.B. 1528, carried by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and it now heads to the Senate floor.

The measure originally sought to ensure that all...
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