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Lawsuit Seeks Class Action Against Health Insurer for Alleged Improper Policy Cancellations

California insurance law firm Gianelli & Morris files a class-action lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health alleging breach of contract and seeking a declaratory judgment that insurer’s notice of policy cancellations failed to comply with California insurance law. On May 22, 2020, the California insurance law firm Gianelli & Morris filed a... Read More »

California Insurance Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Health Insurer for Coverage Denial of Medical Treatment

Gianelli & Morris is suing Blue Shield of California, alleging bad faith and statutory violations based on the insurer’s blanket denials of coverage for the use of the Coflex medical device to treat lumbar spinal stenosis On May 5, 2020, the California insurance law firm Gianelli & Morris filed an individual and class action... Read More »

Gianelli & Morris File Class Action Complaint Against Aetna for Refusal to Cover Medical Procedure

Insurer says procedure is “experimental and investigational,” despite years of FDA approval and countless successful operations On August 7, 2019, attorney Robert Gianelli filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California alleging insurance company Aetna breached a duty to its policyholders by refusing to pay... Read More »

Lawsuit Charges Kaiser Foundation Health Plan with Unfairly Denying Coverage to Treat Lipedema

On May 16th, the California insurance law firm Gianelli & Morris filed a complaint in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in the case of Elena Valencia, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health, Plan, Inc., Case No. 19STCV17131. The lawsuit alleges that Kaiser breached its contractual duties and acted in bad faith by... Read More »

Gianelli & Morris Sues Anthem, Inc. over Denial of Insurance Coverage for Lipedema

On January 17, 2019, Gianelli & Morris, a Los Angeles insurance bad faith law firm, filed a complaint against Anthem, Inc. and its utilization management arm Anthem UM on behalf of Robin Goolsby, a patient diagnosed with Stage 3 advanced lipedema whose request for coverage for tumescent liposuction was denied. Anthem UM’s denial letter... Read More »

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Class Certified Against United HealthCare for Refusing to Cover Artificial Lumbar Disc Surgery

The United States District Court of the Central District of California has certified a class of plaintiffs in a Gianelli & Morris lawsuit alleging that UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company categorically denies coverage for artificial lumbar disc surgery as “unproven” despite the fact that the surgery is safe and effective. Hill v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, Case... Read More »

LaRue V. Accountable Health Care, IPA

Rob Gianelli of Gianelli & Morris and Rene Kern of the Kern Law Group obtained a $7,225,000 jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff Terry LaRue, against Accountable Health Care, IPA (“Accountable”) for failure to provide LaRue with timely and necessary medical services, resulting in a permanent and disabling injury to his hand. Mr. LaRue’s... Read More »

Gianelli & Morris wins class certification against Blue Shield over its refusal to cover artificial lumbar disc surgery as “investigational.”

Gianelli & Morris wins class certification in case against Blue Shield over its refusal to cover artificial lumbar disc surgery as “investigational.” Gianelli & Morris has won class certification in a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield of California on behalf of patients who had their requests for artificial lumbar disc surgery denied as... Read More »

Gallimore v. Kaiser

Gallimore v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG12-616206 Gianelli & Morris Wins Class Action Lawsuit Gianelli & Morris has won a class action lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (“Kaiser”) on behalf of Wendy Gallimore and thousands of Kaiser patients. Kaiser refused to provide reconstructive surgery for excess... Read More »

Robert Gianelli Receives a 2015 Clay Award under the Disability Rights Category

California Lawyer magazine is a prestigious and trusted legal publication in California. Every year, the magazine publishes a list of the “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year,” also known as the CLAY Awards. The awards recognize 27 achievements in 17 areas of legal practice, honoring lawyers throughout the state whose achievements had a significant... Read More »

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