Chehalem Physical Therapy, Inc. v. Coventry Health Care, Inc.: Representation of Coventry Health Care, Inc., in another purported nationwide class action alleging substantially the same claims as those asserted in Hoda v. Coventry Health Care, Inc., but filed in a different federal District Court. The Court granted Coventry's motion to dismiss the plaintiff's claim for injunctive relief on the ground that the plaintiff did not have standing to assert the claim. After discovery, the Court denied the plaintiff's motion for class certification on its claim for damages. The Court then granted the plaintiff's motion for leave to amend its complaint to add a plaintiff that had standing to assert a claim for injunctive relief. After additional discovery the plaintiffs moved for class certification of the added plaintiff's claim for injunctive relief and for summary judgment. Motion for summary judgment was denied.
Chehalem Physical Therapy, Inc. v. Coventry Health Care, Inc.: Obtained an order denying class certification to claims by a health care provider that Coventry Health Care, Inc., recommended incorrect discounts under its provider contracts on bills that network providers submitted to workers' compensation insurers. The court agreed with Coventry that individual issues, including an inability to ascertain members of the class as the plaintiff defined it, made class treatment inappropriate.
Defended major managed health care company in nationwide class action alleging RICO conspiracy and fraud. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Defended numerous environmental lawsuits, both private nuisance and trespass actions and government enforcement and cost recovery actions, including a rare CERCLA jury trial. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented developers in storm water run off cases. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Defended product liability litigation. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented a group of hospitals challenging Medicaid reimbursement methodology. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)