Blue Cross Hit With $5M Judgment In Hidden Fees Case

Law360, Chicago (May 24, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge hit Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan with a $5.1 million judgment Thursday following a bench trial in Hi-Lex Controls Inc.'s suit alleging that the insurance company hid certain fees it was charging while administering employee health benefit plans.

U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts issued the judgment along with her findings of fact and conclusions of law, in which she said that Hi-Lex and its benefit plan proved that BCBSM actively concealed its knowing misrepresentations and omissions in contract documents...
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