No. G057113.

53 Cal.App.5th 171 (2020)

RAFI GHAZARIAN et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. MAGELLAN HEALTH, INC., et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

August 7, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

The Arkin Law Firm, Sharon J. Arkin ; Law Office of Randy D. Curry and Randy David Curry for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Cole Pedroza, Kenneth R. Pedroza and Cassidy C. Davenport for Defendants and Respondents Magellan Health, Inc., and Human Affairs International of California.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Gregory N. Pimstone , Joanna S. McCallum , Justin Jones Rodriguez and Joseph E. Laska for Defendant and Respondent California Physicians' Service.


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