7th Circ. Urged To Revive Wellpoint Premium Hike Suit

Law360, Chicago (January 24, 2014, 7:46 PM EST) -- Former Illinois customers of Rightchoice Managed Care Inc. pressed the Seventh Circuit on Friday to revive their proposed class action accusing Wellpoint Inc. of orchestrating an illegal plot to shave unhealthy policyholders from its rolls after the insurers merged.

During oral arguments, Clinton Krislov, who represents the plaintiffs, said Wellpoint improperly stripped 12,000 policyholders of their right to renew their policies when it withdrew Rightchoice from the Illinois market in 2002.

The plaintiffs are challenging a series of rulings by a district court that dispensed their...
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