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Crowell & Moring has extensive experience defending clients in a broad range of class action litigation in the health care and managed care industries. Joining the skills and legal acumen of lawyers in our top-ranked Antitrust and Health Care groups, we represent clients in class action lawsuits in federal and state courts across the United States, including all levels of the appellate process.

In the rapidly changing area of managed care, we understand that class actions are often used as a tool to force new and additional regulation of health-related services and products. We also understand that class action litigation has a significant public relations component, and are experienced in coordinating strategies involving the media, consumer groups, and investors. We help clients understand the legal and business implications of this type of litigation and craft appropriate resolutions that help achieve their goals.

Our litigators have successfully defended clients in the nation's largest class actions against health care plans. Among recent matters, in In re Managed Care multidistrict litigation (MDL) class actions, we obtained victories for health insurance companies in nationwide class actions alleging Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act violations resulting from payment practices. In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, we established a precedent under the All Writs Act that allows dueling nationwide and statewide class actions to proceed on parallel tracks.

We represented DuPont Pharma (now Bristol Myers Squibb) in the Coumadin antitrust litigation and negotiated favorable settlement of a class action litigation alleging monopolization of the warfarin drug market with Coumadin. We also represent a national managed behavioral health care organization in putative class action lawsuits in federal and state courts alleging denial of insurance benefits for the treatment of eating disorders, defended a client against class action claims by provider groups challenging alleged discrimination in health plan contracting and payment terms, and have successfully represented clients in subrogation class actions.

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"The Proliferation of Class Actions Opt-Out Litigation: Prosecuting, Defending, and Settling Direct Actions," 5th Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts, San Francisco, CA (June 22, 2018). Presenter: Daniel A. Sasse.
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"Supreme Court Clarifies that Pending Class Actions Toll Only Individual Claims, Not Successive Class Actions: China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh," (June 12, 2018). Contacts: April Nelson Ross, Jared Levine
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LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Wins Denial of Class Certification (Oct.27.2017)
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"New in Belgium: Class Action To Be Made Available to SMEs and Self-Employed Individuals," (September 29, 2017). Contacts: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Steven Verbeke, Jules Stuyck, Margaux van Steenbergh
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Update: Class Action Reform Bill Passes House 220-201 (March 17, 2017). Authors: Scott L. Winkelman, Rebecca Baden Chaney and Robbie Rogart.
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"The U.S. House Sets Out To Reform Class and Mass Actions," (March 16, 2017). Contacts: Rebecca Baden Chaney, Robbie Rogart, Scott L. Winkelman
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