San Francisco Superior Court grants preliminary approval to balance billing class action settlement

November 21, 2012 -- The San Francisco Superior Court today granted preliminary approval to the class settlement in Combrisson v. City and County of San Francisco. PE&G represents the plaintiff class, patients of San Francisco General Hospital, who alleged that they had been illegally balance billed by the hospital. Under the settlement the class members will receive a 100% recovery of the amount they were overcharged. Attorneys fees and costs and costs of administration will be paid separately by the defendant City, and will not reduce the class members' recovery. The next step in the approval process is final approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Mayor, expected to take place on December 14, 2012. PE&G attorneys Nick Carlin and Cari Cohorn led the effort.