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Aetna Will Pay $4.3M in Attorneys’ Fees in HIV Disclosure Case

Oct. 17, 2018, 5:45 PM

Aetna Inc. must pay $4.3 million to the attorneys who represented a class of insureds accusing it of wrongly disclosing the HIV status of nearly 14,000 people who received prescription drug coverage or related services from the company.

The multimillion-dollar fee award is part of the $17 million settlement reached by the parties earlier this year. A federal judge in Pennsylvania Oct. 16 granted the insureds’ request for fees, plus an award of $73,892 in out-of-pocket costs and gave his final approval to the parties’ settlement.

The award and final approval end a class action challenging how Aetna handled its ...