People magazine reported that famous actress Shannen Doherty has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed against her former business manager. The famous actress sued Tanner, Mainstain Glynn & Johnson in the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2015.
Well, the amount of the settlement was not disclosed for now, but the settlement indicated that the case is conditional and contingent on “the satisfactory completion of specified terms that are to be performed within 45 days of the date of settlement.”
Shannen’s lawsuit against her former business managers accused them of leaving her without medical insurance and even stalling her breast cancer diagnosis. The actress claimed in her lawsuit that her cancer “potentially could have been stopped” if she had insurance and was able to see her doctor back in 2014.
According to her lawsuit, the management company was responsible for breach of contract and negligence, as it failed to pay a 2013 bill for her Screen Actors Guild medical insurance. Consequently, the actress lost her medical insurance for all 2014, time during which Shannen was unable to see a doctor. When her insurance was reinstated, the actress scheduled a doctor’s appointment and discovered that she was suffering from “invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node.”
Shannen has been under treatment since. The actress confessed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that she underwent a single mastectomy in May and she also started undergoing chemotherapy. In her lawsuit, Shannen also claimed that because of her disease she suffered “severe emotional distress,” but she also lost work.
“The dispute between the parties was resolved to their satisfaction pursuant to a confidential settlement,” the actress’s former management company said. Due to the settlement, the case will be closed now. The lawsuit was supposed to go to trial on October 5. The business management company previously denied any wrongdoing in relation to the case.
“The claim that Tanner Mainstain caused her to be uninsured, prevented her from seeking medical care, or somehow contributed to her cancer is patently false. Tanner Mainstain will aggressively defend all of Ms. Doherty’s claims in court,” a previous statement from the company’s lawyer said.