11th Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of Cigna ERISA Case

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 3:11 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday upheld the dismissal of an Employment Retirement Income Security Act class action brought against Cigna Corp. by a consortium of medical associations on the grounds that the claims were barred by settlements in a previous case.

The appeals court said that the Georgia federal court had acted within its discretion when it dismissed the case — accusing Cigna of violating ERISA by underpaying health care providers for out-of-network services — last February based on an order issued by the Florida federal judge...
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