Attys Who Struck $10M UnitedHealth Deal Seek $3M Payday

By Rachel Stone (October 28, 2021, 5:03 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for health plan participants who sued over UnitedHealth Group's mental health reimbursement policies have asked a New York federal court to greenlight a $3.1 million fee award that's separate from the $10 million the insurer agreed to pay to end their case.

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Buttaci Leardi & Werner LLC and mental health insurance advocacy law firm Psych-Appeal Inc. told the court in a memorandum Wednesday that the results they'd achieved for the class of health insurance plan clients easily justified their requested fees and expenses.

"Given the substantial risks plaintiffs faced in every phase of this case, the results...

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