Atlanta Attorneys Notch $56M Settlement Benefiting UnitedHealthcare, With More Cases Pending
Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial partner Stephen Mooney is featured in the Daily Report following successfully representing UnitedHealthcare and landing a $56 million settlement.
UnitedHealthcare reached a deal on July 24, 2019 with five affiliated labs that initiated the litigation by suing UnitedHealthcare in Texas’ Western District over claims they weren’t being paid for urine tests to screen for drugs.
UnitedHealthcare counterclaimed, accusing the companies of a kickback scheme that they have repeatedly used to defraud commercial insurers.
Partner Stephen Mooney says, “This lawsuit and judgment is an example of UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to protecting its members and customers. It was hard-fought with a lot of procedural twists and turns, had complex and complicated facts, and specialized legal issues and involved numerous law firms. Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial and UnitedHealthcare’s in-house attorneys are working to aggressively pursue laboratories, treatment centers and other providers who they believe have engaged in fraudulent and otherwise deceptive practices, as well as individuals who steer unsuspecting and vulnerable patients to them.”
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