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How Hamilton Meats Has Shaped Calif. Economic Damages

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Over five years have passed since the multibillion-dollar, landmark California Supreme Court ruling in the Howell v. Hamilton Meats. The impact of this decision continues to be felt across the country.

The Supreme Court decision sent shock waves through the insurance industry by holding an injured plaintiff is only allowed to recover the lower amount paid by health insurance to satisfy medical bills as past economic damages —  not the inflated figure billed to insurance companies by physicians and hospitals. (Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions...
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