We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

8th Circ. Asked Not To Revive Gender Surgery Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 9, 2016, 7:43 PM EST) -- Insurer HealthPartners Inc. and health care provider Essentia Health have each urged the Eighth Circuit to uphold the dismissal of a Minnesota nurse's gender bias lawsuit over Essentia, her employer, providing insurance that denied coverage for her son’s gender reassignment surgery and related prescriptions, saying the case was properly dismissed.

In separately filed briefs Monday, HealthPartners and Essentia told the appeals court that the district court was correct in finding that HealthPartners wasn’t the administrator of nurse Brittany R. Tovar’s plan and isn’t able to redress...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.