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Blue Shield Class Wins Cert. In Hidden Deductibles Row
Law 360

A California judge on Thursday certified a class of thousands of Blue Shield of California policyholders who say the health insurer’s “Vital Shield” plan is falsely marketed as a low or moderate priced plan when in fact it has hidden deductibles and costs.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle granted the class certification bid from two California residents, rejecting arguments from Blue Shield’s attorney that the health provider couldn’t have directly mislead consumers through its marketing materials since the majority of policyholders purchased the…