NU Online News Service, April 23, 2004, 11:54 a.m. EDT – The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has dismissed all appeals challenging a settlement agreement negotiated by CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia, and lawyers representing 700,000 U.S. doctors.[@@]
The ruling clears the way for implementation of the settlement, CIGNA says.
Miami U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno approved the settlement in February.
CIGNA negotiated the settlement to resolve its share of the managed care suits now being heard on a consolidated basis in Miami.