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Ehrlich Law Firm wins victory for medical-insurance policyholders
January 2007 — California law requires that health plans must disclose their use of binding arbitration. In Medeiros v. Superior Court (Health Net), __ Cal.App.4th __, the Court of Appeal issued a writ of mandate directing the trial court to reverse its order compelling arbitration of the plaintiffs’ bad-faith claims against Health Net, because Health Net failed to properly disclose the arbitration provisions. The court rejected Health Net’s claim that the disclosures were not required for enrollees of group health plans.
Experienced trial lawyer
While much of Mr. Ehrlich’s experience has been focused on written advocacy, he also has significant trial experience, having tried several jury and bench trials in state and federal court, and having assisted Michael Bidart and Ricardo Echeverria of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria, LLP in winning multi-million-dollar verdicts for their clients.
Mr. Ehrlich is one of the few lawyers who has ever tried and won a claim for bad-faith denial of the existence of a contract – a tort that was created by the California Supreme Court in 1984 and abolished by that court 11 years later. Mr. Ehrlich’s case, Todt v. HOH Water Technologies, Inc., was tried in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, and resulted in a $765,000 judgment for the plaintiff, including an award of punitive damages. More About Jeffrey Ehrlich
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