Litigation over an insurer's refusal to pay health benefits for anorexia or bulimia may turn on what is revealed from the alleged sufferers' e-mails and postings on MySpace and Facebook. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey claims that the children's online writings could shed light on the causes of the disorders, and help determine the insurer's responsibility for payment. The plaintiffs are suing in federal court on behalf of their minor children.
MySpace, Facebook Pages Called Key to Dispute Over Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders
New Jersey Law Journal
February 1, 2008