Hospital System Beats Mental Health Care Coverage Suit

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 10:10 PM EDT) -- A Salt Lake City-based health care system and its subsidiary escaped a proposed ERISA class action accusing them of underfunding mental health treatment for workers and their families when a Utah federal judge tossed the case on Monday.

U.S. District Judge David Barlow granted Intermountain Healthcare Inc. and SelectHealth Inc.'s motion to dismiss three days after a court hearing at which he heard both sides' arguments about whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit should continue. He didn't justify the decision in his dismissal order, saying he discussed his thoughts with the parties in person.

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