Obamacare class-action suit opens a new legal front: Nevada plaintiffs: They paid, but weren’t covered
[...] Analysts said this appears to be the first case of its kind since Obamacare launched in earnest last fall, and that its form — a class action — could be useful if it meets certain legal criteria.
“In many cases where individuals would not sue on their own behalf individually — because the claim is not valuable enough to justify the lawyer bills — a group of plaintiffs can sue in an aggregated form and thus make it cost-effective to join,” said I. Glenn Cohen, a health policy expert at Harvard Law School.
He said the benefits of such an action only apply if the class is certified in court — a process that will run ashore if attorneys cannot convince the court that each member of the class faces a similar enough set of issues and that a class action is the best way to redress their grievances. [...]health care reform health law policy i. glenn cohen insurance judicial opinions