The Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) is lauding a decision by the California Supreme Court that centered on the question of whether a plaintiff’s settlement damages should be based on the higher amount billed by a medical provider or the actual amount paid for by the insurer as agreed to by the medical provider.
Along with other insurance trade associations, the ACIC filed an amicus brief in the case, Howell vs. Hamilton Meats & Provisions Inc., which argued that damages in such cases should be based on actual costs paid.
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