Elizabeth A. Jose
Elizabeth Jose's unique practice combines defending health insurers in commercial litigation - particularly class actions and multi-district litigation, and in congressional investigations.
Elizabeth's cases have involved many areas of substantive law, including antitrust, fiduciary duty, the consumer protection act, and contract claims. Elizabeth has won early dismissal of claims at the initial pleading stage, secured decertification of a class action, and won a defense verdict in a class action liability trial. Elizabeth's litigation experience runs the gamut from e-discovery, depositions, and motions practice to trial and settlement negotiations.
Elizabeth also represents clients facing high-profile Congressional inquiries by various House and Senate committees in responding to requests for documents, preparing witnesses for congressional hearings and interviews, and negotiating the scope of requests with committee staff.
Obtained defense verdict in class action liability trial against health insurer for breach of contract action in Connecticut state court.
Achieved denial of class certification in multi-district class action by providers and subscribers regarding out-of-network reimbursement.
Representation of payor in antitrust action by out-of-network ambulatory surgery centers.
Representation of health insurers in multidistrict class-action litigation by subscribers and providers challenging the Blue Cross Blue Shield system.
Representation of a major health insurer in the defense of class actions arising out of the company's IPO and related transactions.
Defended class action brought by former automotive dealers claiming damages associated with automaker's decision to sell its heavy truck business.