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Watanabe v. California Physicans' Serv., B195725

In a case alleging breach of a a health care service plan contract, the trial court correctly instructed the jury that appellant's service plan is not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of her health care provider, and that the service plan's delegation of utilization review decisions to her health care provider was lawful.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/18/2008
  • Published 12/12/2008


  • FLIER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Arkin & Glovsky, Sharon J. Arkin and Scott C. Glovsky, Pasadena, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Gregory N. Pimstone and Joanna S. McCallum, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent.
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