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Shannen Doherty Reaches Settlement In Health Insurance Lawsuit With Ex-Manager

The actress filed the lawsuit last year, claiming her management failed to pay her insurance premium.
Shannen Doherty on Nov. 14, 2015, in Culver City, California.
Shannen Doherty on Nov. 14, 2015, in Culver City, California.

Actress Shannen Doherty has reached a settlement in the lawsuit she filed against her former management firm. She alleges the company neglected to pay her insurance premium before terminating its relationship with the star, TMZ reported on Tuesday. 

According to documents obtained by the celebrity news site, both sides settled the lawsuit late last week. The amount Doherty received is undisclosed. TMZ states that, before the settlement, the ex-manager’s lawyers attempted to bring Doherty in for a second deposition to question the severity of her illness.

The Huffington Post has reached out to Doherty’s legal representation for more information and will update this post accordingly. 

The actress initially sued the company, Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson, last year because she said it was their responsibility “to ensure timely payment of the medical insurance premiums she had through the Screen Actors Guild,” according to The Hollywood Reporter

The official complaint obtained by TMZ stated: “In November 2013, SAG sent the premium invoice to Tanner Mainstain for Plaintiff’s medical insurance coverage for the year 2014. However, Defendants ignored it, failed to pay it (without informing Plaintiff) and then promptly terminated their relationship with [Doherty] effective February 7, 2014.”

Doherty became uninsured as soon as she was dropped from the management firm, though she was unaware of that fact. In her complaint, she claimed that, had she been insured and able to visit her doctor, her breast cancer could have been detected earlier or possibly avoided altogether. Instead, she reportedly had to wait until 2015 to re-enroll with SAG insurance, which is when she received her diagnosis

Since then, Doherty has been very open about her battle with cancer, sharing touching posts on social media and even documenting the process of shaving her head. Earlier in August, she revealed that her cancer has spread during an interview with Entertainment Tonight

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