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American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company v. Sullivan

Docket No.: 97-2000
Argued: January 19, 1999
Decided: March 3, 1999

Topics:

Due Process, Due Process, Miscellaneous, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, Medicaid, patent

Petitioner: American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company
Respondent: Sullivan

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 139 F.3d 158
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


526 U.S. 40 (1999)
Question:

1) Can the private insurers' decision to withhold payment for disputed medical treatment be considered state action, so as to bring them within the reach of the Fourteenth Amendment? (2) Do workers have a constitutionally protected property interest in continuing payment of disputed medical treatment before such treatment is determined to be reasonable and necessary?

American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company v. Sullivan
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 19, 1999

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company, 1 vote(s) against
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