A lawsuit filed by a California couple claims a discount health-care company collected fees but didn't deliver the medical services it promised.
In the suit, filed Aug. 14 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Juan and Manuela Zermeno of Northridge contend that they expected to receive medical services at a discount when they enrolled in the Care Entree Total Care medical services plan, but that the advertised discounts, savings and services never materialized.
The company, headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, did not comment on the suit.
In the suit, Manuela Zermenos charges that she contacted two dental offices listed as Care Entree providers to make an appointment. One told her it was not participating in any discount program and the other said it did not recognize the Care Entree name, she charged.
The couple is suing for $549.50 in monthly membership fees and is asking the court to prohibit the company from operating in California.