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Insurer Blue Shield sues ex-executive who became nonprofit’s critic
Los Angeles Times

Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California sued its former public policy director and accused him of disclosing confidential company information.

The nonprofit insurer filed the breach of contract complaint against Michael Johnson in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, eight months after he resigned from the company.

Johnson worked at Blue Shield for 12 years and left in March. Soon after, he launched a public campaign against Blue Shield and criticized the nonprofit for shortchanging the public and operating too much like its for-profit competitors.