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News Release
3/20/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA - United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, will allow patients with HIV or AIDS to “opt-out” of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order under a national class action settlement announced today by...
Legal Update
10/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

This week the California Court of Appeal granted Consumer Watchdog's petition for rehearing in its seminal lawsuit against the Department of Managed Health Care over treatment for autistic children. Consumer Watchdog scored a major victory in the recent decision,...
Legal Update
9/27/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

This week Consumer Watchdog filed a brief urging the California Court of Appeal to reconsider part of a recent ruling ending autism discrimination that could be read to put behavior analysts at risk of being prosecuted for the "unlicensed practice of psychology...
Legal Update
9/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

We're very proud of the legal team's recent victory in a lawsuit to bar discrimination against children. The California Court of Appeal's decision ended the Department of Managed Health Care’s discriminatory practice of allowing HMOs to deny treatment...
News Release
9/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA -- In a complex opinion issued yesterday, the California Court of Appeal ended the Department of Managed Health Care’s (DMHC) discriminatory practice of allowing HMOs to deny treatment for autistic children of state employees and low-income...
News Release
8/20/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA -- A consumer protection lawsuit that would bar Blue Cross from changing “any term or benefit” of consumers’ health plans each month may proceed, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled. Judge Jane Johnson green-lighted two class...
Legal Update
6/20/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

According To Blue Cross, “Any Term or Benefit” of Health Coverage Could Change Each Month A consumer protection lawsuit that would bar Blue Cross from changing “any term or benefit” of consumers’ health plans each month may proceed, a Los...
News Release
6/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA. -- In a potentially devastating move for the health and privacy of HIV/AIDS patients, United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, is illegally forcing its sickest and most vulnerable members to abandon their local pharmacies in favor...
News Release
5/23/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA – Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV/AIDS may “opt-out” of a program that would have required them to obtain their medications by mail order under a settlement announced today by Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas LLC.   The...
News Release
2/19/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan

Santa Monica, CA -- In response to consumer complaints and a class action lawsuit on behalf of HIV/AIDS patients in California, Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to suspend a program that would have barred patients from purchasing certain specialty medications at local...