California insurer wins a reprieve on class actions
Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2008
A California appeals court has vacated its decision that had allowed policyholders the right to sue as a class over canceled health coverage and granted Blue Shield of California a rehearing on the hotly contested issue. The ruling called into question the practice of waiting until individual policyholders incurred medical expenses before scrutinizing their applications for misstatements--and then canceling for alleged omissions and errors.
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