UnitedHealth Plan Holders Win Class Cert. In ERISA Suit
By Y. Peter Kang (September 19, 2016, 10:39 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday certified a class of UnitedHealth Group Inc. health plan participants accusing the company of improperly denying mental health and substance abuse treatments in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, saying the claims shared common factors worthy of classwide adjudication.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero granted certification of a thousands-strong class of members in ERISA-governed health plans who were denied coverage for residential treatment services or outpatient services for mental illness or substance use disorder from May 2011 to the present. The judge also granted certification of a class of plan holders whose...
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!