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Judges in Health-Care Suits Hold Industry Stocks

Three federal judges overseeing challenges to the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul own shares of companies in the industry, including insurers and medical-device makers, the government watchdog group Center for Public Integrity reported.

The Washington-based group based its finding on an analysis of financial disclosure statements filed by the judges in 2009 and 2010. The judges had holdings in investment funds that owned shares of companies such as UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. insurer by sales, or owned shares directly in companies such as medical-equipment makers Covidien Plc and Medtronic Inc., the group said today.