Sanctions Unjust In WellPoint Case, Doctors Tell 11th Circ.

Law360, Miami (October 9, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit heard oral arguments Wednesday in an appeal by several state doctors associations and individual doctors of sanctions imposed by a Florida federal judge saying they were in contempt for failing to withdraw certain barred claims against WellPoint Inc.

U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno in July 2012 ordered the California Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia and Connecticut Medical Society to pay $500 per month as coercive sanctions until they withdraw claims they filed in multidistrict litigation in California that allege WellPoint conspired...
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