Civ. A. No. 79 C 2813.

591 F.Supp. 1033 (1984)

Joseph DAVID, as administrator of the Estate of Irene David, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, and Salvatore Civello, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Margaret HECKLER, in her capacity as Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, and Group Health Incorporated, Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. New York.

July 11, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Legal Services For The Elderly by Toby Golick, Julia Spring and Brown & Seymour by Whitney North Seymour, Jr., New York City, for plaintiffs.

Raymond J. Dearie, U.S. Atty., E.D.N.Y. by Reuben S. Koolyk, Jennifer Eng, Brooklyn, N.Y., for defendants.

Strauss & Wolf, by Robert M. Freedman, New York City, amicus curiae, for The Gray Panthers.


WEINSTEIN, Chief Judge:

This case began in Queens Small Claims Court where Joseph David filed suit for underpayment of Medicare reimbursement claims of his cancer-ridden wife. The United States removed the case to this court where Mr. David graphically explained that the grounds for his complaint were "the arbitrary mutilation of normal charges by considerate physicians." The case has since...

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