SAN FRANCISCO – A Sunnyvale man has filed a class action suit against a health plan over allegations it does not allow plan physicians to authorize residential treatment for eating disorders.
Ian Moura filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff suffers from an eating disorder. The plaintiff holds Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's claim for the residential treatment of his anorexia nervosa.
The plaintiff seeks payment of benefits due to the plaintiff, disgorgement of profits, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Lisa S. Kantor and J. David Oswalt of Kantor & Kantor LLP in Northridge and by Kathryn M. Trepinski of the Law Offices of Kathrym M. Trepinski in Beverly Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-02475-JCS