Cigna Coverage Row Shouldn't Be Arbitrated, 3rd Circ. Told

By Matt Fair (January 22, 2014, 5:32 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge wrongly forced two cardiac telemetry manufacturers to arbitrate their claims that Cigna Health Corp. violated federal pension laws and unfair competition laws when it decided to stop covering the devices, an attorney for the companies told the Third Circuit during oral arguments on Wednesday.

Mark Gallant, an attorney with Cozen O'Connor representing CardioNet Inc. and LifeWatch Services Inc., told a three-judge panel that claims his clients brought against the insurer under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and for trade disparagement did not fall under the terms of a provision in the contract the companies inked with...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!