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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Concentra Denied a Protective Order in Wal-Mart RICO Lawsuit

Concentra was denied a protective order in a pending Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), 18 U.S.C. § 1961, et seq. claim filed in Federal Court in Colorado. The plaintiffs allege that Wal-Mart withheld, delayed, denied and dictated treatment to Wal-Mart workers who filed workers' compensation claim.

In the case, Concentra, a health care company, sought to prohibit plaintiff's attorneys from contacting any Concentra Medical Staff member, former or current, on an ex-parte basis. The Court denied the request.

Gianzero v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2011 WL 1740624 (D. Colo. 2011) Decided May 5, 2011.