Judge Resigns From Review Of $120M Aetna Antitrust Deal

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday recused himself from reviewing a proposed $120 million settlement of multidistrict antitrust and racketeering litigation against Aetna Inc. over alleged underpayment of claims for out-of-network services, saying his wife had received health benefits from the insurer.

U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler said that until Jan. 23, he and his wife were members of a putative class in the MDL — which involves claims that Aetna used an allegedly flawed database from third party Ingenix Inc. to set rates...
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