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July 27, 1996 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small Inglewood HMO has sued a giant competitor with a nearly identical name, complaining that its customers are getting confused and that its recruitment efforts will suffer as a result. United Health Plan, an 80,000-member HMO operated by the nonprofit Watts Health Foundation, filed a trade name infringement lawsuit Thursday against United Healthcare Corp., a Minnesota-based firm with 14 million members in all 50 states.
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September 2, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
WATTSHealth Systems Inc. and United HealthCare Corp. have settled their lawsuit over use of the United HealthCare name and service mark in five Southern California counties, including Ventura. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. United HealthCare is expected to immediately begin using the United HealthCare name to replace the MetraHealth Care name in Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
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BUSINESS
August 20, 1997 | David R. Olmos
A small Inglewood health maintenance organization that had filed a lawsuit accusing a much larger rival with a nearly identical name of anti-competitive practices has agreed to change its name in order to settle the controversy. United Health Plan, an HMO operated by the nonprofit Watts Health Foundation, has agreed to change it name, allowing Minnetonka, Minn.-based United Healthcare Corp. to resume marketing its health insurance plans under the United name in Southern California.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1997 | David R. Olmos
A small Inglewood health maintenance organization that had filed a lawsuit accusing a much larger rival with a nearly identical name of anti-competitive practices has agreed to change its name in order to settle the controversy. United Health Plan, an HMO operated by the nonprofit Watts Health Foundation, has agreed to change it name, allowing Minnetonka, Minn.-based United Healthcare Corp. to resume marketing its health insurance plans under the United name in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1987 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The California Department of Corporations on Tuesday ordered the Watts Health Foundation to stop soliciting members for the foundation's HMO, which provides medical care for about 74,000 people, most of them elderly and poor residents of Los Angeles County. The action against the United Health Plan health maintenance organization came one week after the 20-year-old parent foundation filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Inglewood HMO Wins Ruling: A federal judge in Los Angeles has granted a preliminary injunction barring United HealthCare from advertising or promoting its HMO in Southern California. The ruling is a victory for United Health Plan, a nonprofit HMO based in Inglewood, that sued its giant Minneapolis-based rival two weeks ago for unfair competition and trade name infringement. U.S.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
WATTSHealth Systems Inc. and United HealthCare Corp. have settled their lawsuit over use of the United HealthCare name and service mark in five Southern California counties, including Ventura. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. United HealthCare is expected to immediately begin using the United HealthCare name to replace the MetraHealth Care name in Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1997 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Health Plan has accused a rival HMO of making secret payments to employees of a Los Angeles welfare program to get information about poor mothers and children in a scheme to boost its HMO membership, according to allegations in a recently filed lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1986 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
Since late October, 100,000 Medi-Cal recipients in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in Los Angeles County have been mailed advertisements from a private health-maintenance organization in envelopes identifying the state of California as the sender. Some Medi-Cal recipients mistakenly believed the state was instructing them to enroll in United Health Plan or was endorsing the Inglewood-based health organization, according to some doctors and health activists for the poor and elderly.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
W.R. Grace & Co. on Friday rebuffed Baxter International's $3.8-billion bid for its kidney dialysis subsidiary, saying Baxter had failed to participate "in an orderly sale process." Grace said it will announce plans Monday for its National Medical Care unit, the nation's largest kidney dialysis provider, with $1.9 billion in 1994 sales. Other bidders for the unit were expected to emerge, including Fresenius, a German maker of medical products.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1997 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Health Plan has accused a rival HMO of making secret payments to employees of a Los Angeles welfare program to get information about poor mothers and children in a scheme to boost its HMO membership, according to allegations in a recently filed lawsuit.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Inglewood HMO Wins Ruling: A federal judge in Los Angeles has granted a preliminary injunction barring United HealthCare from advertising or promoting its HMO in Southern California. The ruling is a victory for United Health Plan, a nonprofit HMO based in Inglewood, that sued its giant Minneapolis-based rival two weeks ago for unfair competition and trade name infringement. U.S.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1996 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small Inglewood HMO has sued a giant competitor with a nearly identical name, complaining that its customers are getting confused and that its recruitment efforts will suffer as a result. United Health Plan, an 80,000-member HMO operated by the nonprofit Watts Health Foundation, filed a trade name infringement lawsuit Thursday against United Healthcare Corp., a Minnesota-based firm with 14 million members in all 50 states.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
W.R. Grace & Co. on Friday rebuffed Baxter International's $3.8-billion bid for its kidney dialysis subsidiary, saying Baxter had failed to participate "in an orderly sale process." Grace said it will announce plans Monday for its National Medical Care unit, the nation's largest kidney dialysis provider, with $1.9 billion in 1994 sales. Other bidders for the unit were expected to emerge, including Fresenius, a German maker of medical products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1987 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The California Department of Corporations on Tuesday ordered the Watts Health Foundation to stop soliciting members for the foundation's HMO, which provides medical care for about 74,000 people, most of them elderly and poor residents of Los Angeles County. The action against the United Health Plan health maintenance organization came one week after the 20-year-old parent foundation filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1986 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
Since late October, 100,000 Medi-Cal recipients in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in Los Angeles County have been mailed advertisements from a private health-maintenance organization in envelopes identifying the state of California as the sender. Some Medi-Cal recipients mistakenly believed the state was instructing them to enroll in United Health Plan or was endorsing the Inglewood-based health organization, according to some doctors and health activists for the poor and elderly.
NEWS
July 25, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
He is arguably the nation's most influential African American televangelist, but for many years, says Pastor Frederick K.C. Price of Crenshaw Christian Center, a lot of blacks "thought I was white." Price, whose Vermont Avenue church is the nation's biggest religious sanctuary, with more than 10,000 seats, eschews the traditional black church's "emotionalism." He prefers opera to gospel music.
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