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Class Action Against United Behavioral Health
Continues, Judge OKs Fiduciary Claims

April 14, 2015, 4:00 AM

A federal judge gave the green light to a proposed class action accusing United Behavioral Health of wrongfully denying coverage for mental illness and substance abuse-related outpatient treatments (Alexander v. United Behavioral Health, 2015 BL 100108, N.D. Cal., 3:14-cv-05337-JCS, 4/7/15).

In denying United’s motion to dismiss, Judge Joseph C. Spero found that the proposed class of plan participants adequately pleaded that United could be liable as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

A related case, also pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses the insurer of improperly denying ...

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