A Florida federal judge on Monday granted UnitedHealthcare's motion to transfer a prominent Miami attorney's proposed class action over cancer treatment coverage to Massachusetts, where a similar case had been filed a month earlier.
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. has urged a Florida federal judge to pare down a proposed class action accusing the insurer of wrongly denying coverage for a particular prostate cancer treatment, arguing there were flaws in the patients' fiduciary breach claims.
A Miami attorney's proposed class action against UnitedHealthcare over cancer treatment coverage, which made the rounds of the Southern District of Florida when several judges passed on it due to possible conflicts, could be on the move again as the insurer argued Monday for transfer to Massachusetts.
A Florida federal judge stepped down Monday from a proposed class action claiming UnitedHealthcare improperly classified a certain cancer treatment as experimental to avoid providing coverage, saying his personal opinion prevented him from ruling fairly on what he called "immoral and barbaric" actions.
UnitedHealthcare has been hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court by a prominent Miami attorney who alleges the insurer improperly refused to cover a certain radiation treatment for prostate cancer patients, including himself, prior to January and should reprocess and reimburse patients for those claims.