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An insurance company employee is killed because he was on a committee that rejected coverage of an expensive but effective drug for a young girl suffering from leukemia.


Jace Alexander


Dick Wolf (created by), Wendy Battles | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... Serena Southerlyn
Dianne Wiest ... Nora Lewin
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Tony Garcia (as Juan Carlos Hernandez)
Ben Shenkman ... Nick Margolis
John Cunningham ... Daniel Metzler
Michael Mulheren Michael Mulheren ... Judge Harrison Taylor
Monique Fowler Monique Fowler ... Miss Ames
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Andrea Navedo ... Detective Ana Cordova
Katherine Hiler Katherine Hiler ... Jodi Reeves
Robin Morse Robin Morse ... Anne


A man who works for an insurance company is beaten to death. Briscoe and Green investigate and learn among his duties is to approve medical treatments. They think he was killed by a man who's upset that the company refused to approve an expensive treatment for his daughter who has leukemia. McCoy tries to offer him a deal but the man refuses because he says his daughter needs him. Written by

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Release Date:

16 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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John Cunningham has played five different characters over the course of the series: See more »


The Defense used the full value of the cost of the treatment over 70 years, but the actual cost that should have used the Present Value of the future cost streams. When calculated, this would've been close to $370,000 -- not much different than the present cost of $350,000 for a BMT. The Prosecution would have pointed this out. See more »

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What is the worth of life?
6 May 2013 | by aube-pSee all my reviews

It is easy to dislike the industry the victim was working for. After all, we give them money for some coverage against risks and they try to profit from it at the same time as offering some protection... never generously though. In some way, someone looses in this deal... one did and the other will.

Someone did loose his life for a decision that makes sense in the business but absolutely not for a family seeing a child faint away due to a severe illness that can be treated only through some highly specialised and expensive medicine.

What is the value of a healthy adult life versus the dying health of a child?

If you're a parent, this is interesting. If you're a legal practitioner, you're morally challenged.

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