Cases & Investigations

Bergonzi v. Central States Health and Life Company of Omaha (CSO)

CASE NUMBER: 02-cv-4096
PRACTICE AREAS: Insurance Fraud
CASE STATUS: Settled
SETTLEMENT AMOUNT: $20 million
COURT: United States District Court for the District of South Dakota

Berger Montague, together with co-counsel, prosecuted this national class action against Central States Health And Life Company of Omaha (CSO) concerning CSO Cancer Policies.  Plaintiffs alleged that CSO breached the terms of the policies in that it underpaid or denied cancer claims based on an improper interpretation of the insurer’s chemotherapy and radiation benefit provisions, and that such denials and underpayments by CSO were in bad faith.  In November of 2003, the U.S. District Court granted final approval of a settlement for both cash and future payment benefits totaling $20,000,000.

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