Blue Cross 'Bait And Switch' Class Actions Trimmed

Law360, Los Angeles (March 6, 2013, 4:05 PM EST) -- A California judge on Wednesday tentatively trimmed two putative class actions accusing Blue Cross of California of using “bait and switch” strategies to unilaterally increase annual deductibles and premiums midyear, ruling in part that the Consumer Legal Remedies Act doesn't apply to buying health insurance.

Judge Jane L. Johnson of Los Angeles County Superior Court tentatively ruled that Janet Kassouf and two other plaintiffs in their putative class action could not sue Blue Cross of California, which does business as Anthem Blue Cross, under California's Consumer...
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