A federal judge in New Jersey granted preliminary approval Tuesday to a class action settlement that would require Aetna Insurance Co. to improve coverage for some eating-disorder patients. The judge made the decision after the plaintiffs' class action lawyer said the pact was good for the insureds and that litigating for a better deal would be risky. The settlement requires Aetna to treat some claims for anorexia and bulimia as it does claims for biologically based mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia.
Judge Tentatively Approves Settlement of Eating-Disorder Class Action
New Jersey Law Journal
June 26, 2008