Ryan S. v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., et al

  1. June 14, 2024

    4 Big ERISA Decisions From The 1st Half Of 2024

    A California federal court allowed a novel type of 401(k) mismanagement suit to advance to discovery, the Ninth Circuit elaborated on the pleading standard for mental health parity claims, and workers beat back an attempt to force their federal benefits suit into arbitration at the Second Circuit. Here, attorneys discuss four consequential ERISA decisions in 2024's first half.

  2. April 11, 2024

    UnitedHealth Patients' Addiction Coverage Suit Revived, Again

    The Ninth Circuit on Thursday revived for the second time a proposed class action accusing UnitedHealth of wrongly rejecting coverage for outpatient substance use disorder treatments in violation of federal benefits law, finding the plaintiff plausibly alleged the insurer employed an excessively strict review process for those claims.

  3. September 29, 2023

    4 Argument Sessions ERISA Attys Should Watch In October

    The Ninth Circuit will hear arguments this October from retirement plan participants looking to revive proposed class actions against Intel and Northrop Grumman, while the Fifth Circuit will tackle a would-be class case about 401(k) fees. Here's a look at four Employee Retirement Income Security Act cases attorneys will be keeping an eye on.

  4. June 08, 2023

    UBH Patients Ask 9th Circ. To Revive Addiction Coverage Suit

    A proposed class of patients accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc. and its subsidiaries including United Behavioral Health of wrongly denying coverage for substance use disorder treatment in violation of federal benefits law urged the Ninth Circuit to revive their suit, arguing a lower court shouldn't have tossed their claims.

  5. September 23, 2022

    5 Parity Cases Benefits Lawyers Should Watch

    A group of lawsuits percolating up through the courts from patients who say insurers violated federal law by skimping on coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatments will shed light on what such cases need to survive and what remedies plaintiffs can win, attorneys say.