Mealey's Elder Law - Judge Allows Absent Class Members To Intervene In Suit Over Rising Premiums

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on July 3 allowed plaintiffs in a class action in New York federal court to permissibly intervene in a similar suit in Illinois federal court over Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.'s (MetLife) raising of premiums for individuals over 65, finding that the New York plaintiffs could have greater power during settlement negotiations (Margery Newman v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 16 C 3530, N.D. Ill., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110762).
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