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Moran v. Prime Healthcare, 051391

In a suit challenging the variable pricing practice that a person receiving medical treatment at a hospital's emergency room who pays for it out of pocket can be charged versus one who is covered by a either a government-sponsored program or private insurance, under the Unfair Competition Law (UCL), Bus. & Prof. Code section 17200, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), Civ. Code section 1750 et seq., or for declaratory relief, Code Civ. Proc. section 1060, the trial court's judgment of dismissal is reversed where although most of the claims asserted by plaintiff lack merit, he has sufficiently alleged facts supporting a conclusion he has standing to claim the amount of the charges defendants' hospital bills self-pay patients is unconscionable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/10/05




  • California Court of Appeal