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California health insurer draws hail of charges

The investigation into claims-handling practices by Anthem, a unit of WellPoint Inc, comes as the company fends off sharp criticism from the Obama administration for its plans to raise premiums for some individuals by up to 39 percent. On a third front, lawyers delivered opening statements in the Los Angeles trial of a breach-of-contract suit brought against Anthem by a man who claims the insurance company wrongfully denied coverage for a life-saving liver transplant.