Cigna's ERISA Suit Against LA Health Center Tossed

Law360, Los Angeles (March 10, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co.'s suit alleging a Los Angeles surgical center violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and bilked it out of millions of dollars, tentatively dismissing the health care provider's complaint because it isn't a fiduciary of the health plans that were allegedly overbilled.

Cigna sued La Peer Surgery Center LLC of Beverly Hills alleging it overbilled hundreds of health benefit plans administered by Cigna and thus violated ERISA, which governs those plans. While the...
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