A rift between plaintiffs firms in New Jersey and New York is threatening a proposed $350 million class action settlement between the AMA and the United Healthcare Group and is affecting the pursuit of actions against three other insurers. Pleadings suggest relations between the firms began unraveling last year in the UHG litigation over a classic issue: Should we take a reasonable settlement from the defendant now or do we bet on the solidity of our case, keep litigating and get a better deal?
Plaintiffs Firms' Jousting Imperils $350 Million Doctor-Insurer Pact
New Jersey Law Journal
February 18, 2009