Judge Throws UnitedHealth Deal Into Jeopardy

Law360, New York (January 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Minnesota district judge is questioning a $420 million settlement involving the embattled former chief executive of United Health Group Inc., asking the state's highest court to weigh in on whether he has the right to review the deal that seeks to put a massive stock options scandal to rest.

On Wednesday, Judge James Rosenbaum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled that Dr. William McGuire's $874 million in stock options must remain frozen until the Minnesota Supreme Court decides whether he...
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