Scher v. Oxford Health Plans, Inc. and Oxford Health Plans of New York, Inc.

Our lawyers serve as Lead Counsel in this class arbitration in which a state-wide class of tens of thousands of physicians has been certified. This class arbitration involves the claims of tens of thousands of physicians over a ten-year period and seeks important injunctive relief regarding Oxford’s claims processing and payment practices. Our lawyers have obtained significant victories in the battle to preserve the right to arbitrate on a class-wide basis, a struggle that has become increasingly heated in the last few years.  Oxford has consistently but unsuccessfully argued that class arbitration is not permitted under the parties’ contract.  Our lawyers defeated numerous efforts by Oxford to undo the class certification and successfully staved off Oxford’s arguments seeking to broaden the impact of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International Corporation, 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010) through various appellate channels.  The arbitration is set for September 2012.