Fischer v. CNA Settlement

The deadline to submit a claim form has passed so the benefits under the Settlement are no longer available.

The lawsuit was filed February 15, 2005, and concerns PPO discounts taken by Defendants on the class members’ bills. The lawsuit alleges that CNA wrongfully reduced payments to preferred providers who treated Illinois workers’ compensation claimants by taking PPO discounts without performing the associated obligation of “preferring” the preferred providers. The lawsuit alleges that Defendants were either not a legitimate PPO payor or in the alternative, breached their obligation as a PPO payor because there was no financial incentives to motivate Illinois workers’ compensation claimants to see treatment from the preferred providers.

CNA has denied and continues to deny all charges of wrongdoing or liability against it arising out of the allegations and claims asserted in the lawsuit.

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  • The opt out deadline was April 14, 2010
  • The objection deadline was April 14, 2010
  • The claim form deadline was June 14, 2010


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