Judge kills state bid to quash teacher health care lawsuit - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Judge kills state bid to quash teacher health care lawsuit

The state will be forced to defend itself against a potentially costly class-action lawsuit alleging that thousands of teachers, state employees and retirees were overcharged this year for their health insurance, a judge has ruled.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright denied the state's claim that it was immune from being sued by members of the State Health Benefit Plan. The plan provides health coverage to about 650,000 Georgians and has been a major political headache for Gov. Nathan Deal and the Department of Community Health for more than a year.

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