Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "Judge Orders Horizon to Let Public See Details Behind OMNIA Insurance Plan," published by NJ Spotlight. As noted in the article, an April 10 ruling from Bergen County Superior Court Judge Robert Contillo indicated that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield must make public a report from consultants at McKinsey & Co. used to develop Horizon's OMNIA plan. In his decision, Contillo wrote "There is a broad, legitimate, immediate public interest in how health care is delivered in the State, how patients are insured, and how they are incentivized to be evaluated, tested and treated by particular providers. Nothing I deal with in Chancery has more immediate, acute public impact [than] these matters."
Furey told NJ Spotlight that yesterday's decision is important because it will allow anyone to review Horizon's process. The document, he said, presents a very different picture than what the insurance company has painted for the public and lawmakers. "With Judge Contillo's decision, the public should finally have an opportunity to learn the truth behind OMNIA," he said. "If Horizon truly believes that healthcare is an important issue to the public, then it should stop its efforts to hide the documents that explain what happened and comply with the Court's order directing their release."
Furey and Dennis LaFiura are representing three of the remaining plaintiff hospitals involved in this case: CentraState Medical Center in Freehold; Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck; and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. The case, Centrastate Medical Center Inc. et al v. Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. is pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division.
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On November 18, Darian Butcher will co-chair the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) webinar, "Current State of Business/Commercial Litigation in the Superior Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Day Pitney Partner Joy Harmon Sperling will present on a panel entitled "How to Navigate Debt Collection Restrictions, Manage Liquidity Challenges, and Reconcile Opposing Demands from Consumers and Investors as a Servicer," at the 27th American Conference Institute National Forum on Residential Mortgage Regulatory Enforcement and Litigation.
James Rotondo and Andrew Ammirati co-authored the article, "Ohio: 'Control' determines whether Amazon is subject to strict liability," for Westlaw Today.
On September 29, Christopher Droney and Chase Rogers provided appellate advice to the Appellate Advocacy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Judge Droney (ret.) and Justice Rogers (ret.) shared insights on the differences between state and federal appellate practice from their unique perspectives as former appellate jurists who are now in private practice.
Eric Sussman was quoted in the Hartford Business Journal article, "Employers face tough choices as COVID-19 vaccine rollout nears."
Judge Christopher Droney was quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, "What Are Some ADR Trends Since COVID-19?"
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Adam Myron, senior counsel resident in Day Pitney's West Palm Beach office, is running for judge in south Florida.
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