Judge clears CDA to sue Delta Dental on behalf of members

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A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled last month that CDA and individual dentist-plaintiffs could proceed on their claim that Delta Dental breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in adopting the 2023 contractual amendments. CDA intends to pursue as many actionable claims against Delta Dental and the individual director and officer defendants as possible. See next steps in CDA’s fight on behalf of members and how to get help with dental benefit plan challenges now.
CDA achieved a major milestone in its lawsuit against Delta Dental of California when a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled last month in favor of CDA and individual dentist-plaintiffs on several foundational issues, including the right to proceed on their claim that Delta Dental breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in adopting the 2023 contractual amendments.

CDA in late December 2022 filed the legal action against Delta Dental, individual directors and several executive employees challenging that Delta Dental was not meeting its fiduciary duties or honoring its contractual obligations to providers. This past April, CDA filed an amended complaint with additional claims and individual plaintiffs.

Delta Dental and the individual defendants filed motions to dismiss the claims.

While the court granted Delta Dental’s motion to dismiss certain claims, it also granted CDA and individual plaintiffs the ability to amend the complaint with additional facts for consideration, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty against individual Delta Dental officers and directors.

Source: Judge clears CDA to sue Delta Dental on behalf of members / cda.org

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