UnitedHealth Plan Holders Win Class Cert. In ERISA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (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...
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Case Title

Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al


Case Number

3:14-cv-02346

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Joseph C. Spero

Date Filed

May 21, 2014


Case Title

Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health


Case Number

3:14-cv-05337

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: E.R.I.S.A.

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Joseph C. Spero

Date Filed

December 4, 2014

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