Shannen Doherty Seeks Sanctions Against Ex-Manager in Health Insurance Lawsuit

Former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star claims that employees of firm illegally impersonated her to obtain medical information

Last Updated: January 26, 2016 @ 6:11 PM

Shannen Doherty is going after her former manager with renewed vigor, requesting that a judge enter default judgment in her lawsuit against the firm, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.

Doherty’s legal team cites alleged “egregious” actions against the Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson management firm — namely, that two employees of the firm called her insurers and impersonated the actress in order to gain information.

In the papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Doherty seeks terminating sanctions, asking that the court either enter default judgment in the case. Barring that, the actress is asking that Tanner Mainstain be blocked from using evidence from Doherty’s health plan on or after July 8, the adate of the first alleged call to the SAG Health Plan.

“There can be no greater abuse of the litigation process than a defendant using fraud and false impersonation to obtain the plaintiff’s confidential medical records for use in the defense of the litigation,” the papers read. “Such behavior is not only illegal, but justifies the heaviest sanctions available — terminating sanctions.”

Doherty filed suit against the firm in August, claiming that it failed to pay her health insurance, causing her policy to be canceled without informing her. The actress said that after she re-enrolled, she discovered that she had developed invasive breast cancer metastasis, which could have been caught sooner had her insurance not been canceled.

Doherty also claims that the firm also overcharged her by thousands of dollars in management fees, and failed to properly manage her tax affairs.

Doherty is seeking unspecified damages in her suit.

 Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.