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Blue Springs Internal Medicine, P.C., et al. v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, et al.

Blue Springs Internal Medicine, P.C., et al. v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, et al.; Mirabile v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, et al.: Represented Coventry Health Care subsidiaries in two companion tag-along cases to the Managed Care Litigation MDL, brought by physicians in Kansas and Missouri, containing allegations against managed care companies that were similar to the allegations in the lead Shane case in the MDL. After denying the plaintiffs’ motions to remand the cases to state court, the district court granted the defendants’ motions to dismiss the cases without prejudice. The plaintiffs then filed new complaints, this time alleging breach of contract, again on behalf of statewide classes of providers. Once again the district court dismissed the cases without prejudice, requiring, as a condition for refiling the cases, that the plaintiffs exhaust their administrative remedies under ERISA.