Blue Cross Can't Shake Calif. Law Claim In Policyholder Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 9, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT) -- A California state judge Friday refused to trim a putative class action accusing Anthem Blue Cross of using “bait and switch” strategies to increase annual deductibles and premiums, ruling that the plaintiffs adequately pled that health plans are services recognized by the state's Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

At a hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson overruled Anthem Blue Cross' demurrer seeking to toss the CLRA claim in the lawsuit filed by Janet Kassouf and two other plaintiffs, ruling that it still needed...
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