A Philadelphia Commerce Court judge has dismissed a $200 million lawsuit in which Aetna sought from its excess insurance providers coverage related to the defending and settling of at least two nationwide class actions that featured similar claims.

In Aetna Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Co., Aetna was attempting to force a group of its excess insurers to help pay for costs stemming from class actions brought against it by various groups of health care providers in 1999 and 2000.

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