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United Healthcare Prosthesis Coverage Action Goes to Trial

May 3, 2019, 2:17 PM

United Healthcare Services Inc. and a class consisting of more than 1,000 people will go to trial on claims UHS improperly denied coverage for prosthetic devices.

UHS moved for summary judgment, but the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California May 2 deferred ruling on the motion until after it has heard evidence at a trial scheduled to begin May 28.

A court ruling on a summary judgment motion must assume the truth of direct evidence produced by the party opposing the motion, Judge John F. Walter wrote. But when circumstantial evidence is presented, a court may consider...

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