Lim Ruger Defeats Class Action Against Hospital

Lim Ruger successfully represented Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in a putative class action challenging medical service prices charged to uninsured patients.  A patient who received medical services from the hospital filed suit under California’s unfair competition law, the Consumer Legal Remedies Action, and various contract and quasi-contract theories.  She alleged that the price she was billed was higher than the rate paid by the government under Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the prices negotiated by private insurers when they guarantee payment to the hospital.  Lim Ruger demurred to the complaint on multiple grounds.  When the court indicated in its tentative ruling that the demurrer would be sustained without leave to amend, the plaintiff agreed to dismiss her complaint with prejudice without any payment from the hospital.Lim Ruger has substantial experience handling class action litigation, both as class counsel and representing defendants.  Bruce Iwasaki served as counsel for the hospital.

Lim Ruger Named As Honoree By APALC (Asian Pacific American Legal Center)

Lim Ruger is recognized by APALC (Asian Pacific American Legal Center) for making special contributions to the organization by providing over $50,000 in pro bono hours, fellowships and financial support.  The award is especially highlighted by Lim Ruger's work in winning justice for the Korean War veterans in their case against Oakdale Memorial Park.Lim Ruger will be honored at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center's 25th Anniversary Dinner on October 21, 2008.

Lim Ruger And Ten Other Top Law Firms Commit $330,000 To California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship Program

Lim Ruger Foundation, a charity arm of Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP, announced gift of $30,000 to the California Bar Diversity Scholarship Program towards scholarships to incoming California law students who come from communities underrepresented in the California Bar. Lim Ruger and ten other top law firms pledged total of $330,000 over three years.Read Full Article
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