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.
On November 12, Naju Lathia will be speaking on a panel called "Tips from Young Lawyers: What they Need to Succeed," at the New Jersey Defense Association's 9th Annual Women and the Law Seminar.
Jonathan Handler and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutiérrez co-authored an article, "Geographic Information Systems For Environmental Litigation," published by Bloomberg Environment's Environment & Energy Report.
Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, served as faculty at the New Appellate Judges Seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) at New York University School of Law from July 15 – 20 in New York City.
Day Pitney Alert
On May 31, Michael Furey will be speaking at "Commercial Litigation from the Masters," a program being presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) and being held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
On October 29, Tom Goldberg, Day Pitney's Managing Partner, was elected to the Board of the Federal Bar Foundation and to the position of Secretary at its annual meeting.
Day Pitney Press Release
Day Pitney LLP, led by partner Michael Furey, is representing a major retailer in connection with a personal injury case of first impression that is pending in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Day Pitney Press Release
Day Pitney partner Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, was featured in an article, "Retired Judges Establish Fund To Provide Lawyers For Immigrant Families," published by the Hartford Courant.