NU Online News Service, March 12, 2004, 1:32 p.m. EST – American Medical Security Group Inc., Green Bay, Wis., may be about to put a class-action lawsuit behind it.[@@]
The health insurer says it has agreed to pay about $9 million to settle the suit, Gadson vs. American Medical.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs filed in the suit in 2001 in a state court in Montgomery County, Ala. If the court approves the agreement, the plaintiffs would end all current litigation against American Medical. The settlement also would block any future lawsuits by participating class members against American Medical in Alabama and Georgia.
There would be “no admission or implication of liability or wrongdoing” on the part of American Medical, American Medical says.