Wellpoint Loses Bid To Block 8 Missouri Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (June 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge in Miami has shot down health benefit company Wellpoint Inc.'s bid for an injunction that would have barred eight physician groups from participating as plaintiffs in a putative class action antitrust suit against defendants that include a Wellpoint affiliate in Missouri.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno handed down an order partially granting and partially denying a motion in which Wellpoint claimed that a 2005 settlement pact in the Miami court precluded the physician groups and one other organization from being part of...
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