NJ Public Worker Can't Avoid Agency Appeal With New Suit

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 7:02 PM EST) -- A former New Jersey public employee who had lost administrative appeals for expanded health benefits couldn't then bring a fresh suit against program administrators for consumer fraud, since the case hinges on the merits of a state agency's decision, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Irvin B. Beaver argued that his Law Division suit against Magellan Health Services Inc., Magellan Behavioral Inc. and Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey wasn't a challenge to the State Health Benefits Commission's decision in November 2011 that backed the benefits...
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