Case Number: No. 02-cv-4096

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $20 million

Court: United States District Court for the District of South Dakota

Berger Montague served as lead counsel in this national insurance-related class action on behalf of cancer patients against Central States Health and Life Company of Omaha (“Central States”) and obtained a $20 million settlement. Berger Montague litigated this case in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. The plaintiffs alleged that Central States breached the terms of its insurance policies when it underpaid or refused to pay for health insurance benefits for chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and that the denials and underpayments were in bad faith.

For his efforts in this successful case, Berger Montague shareholder Peter R. Kahana became the recipient of the American Association for Justice’s Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award, which is presented annually to those attorneys whose cases tell the story of American civil justice and help educate state and national policymakers and the public about the importance of consumers’ rights.

If you believe that you have been denied insurance benefits to which you are entitled, or have been a victim of insurance fraud, please contact Berger Montague.

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Berger Montague is a national law firm focusing on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. For over half a century, Berger Montague has played lead roles in consequential, precedent-setting cases and has recovered over $50 billion for its clients and the classes they have represented. Berger Montague is headquartered in Philadelphia and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

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