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State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 28 2014

Following multiple state and federal investigations, the U.S. Department of Justice and the AGs ofCalifornia, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on ACA tax subsidies; IRS issues guidance on Cadillac tax, publishes health insurance providers tax regulations

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • USA
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  • March 2 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, the attention of many lawmakers will turn to the Supreme Court, where oral arguments are slated for the statutory

House quietly repeals insurance anti-trust exemption

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 25 2010

In what should be welcome news for physicians, yesterday the House of Representatives quietly passed a bill which would repeal a long-standing exemption for insurance companies from federal anti-trust laws

Department of Justice reaches settlement in first traditional Section 2 case since 1999

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 2 2011

On February 25, 2011, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled an antitrust enforcement action against United Regional Health Care System of Wichita Falls, Texas (United Regional) in which the agency alleged that United Regional had monopolized one or more markets for hospital services by entering into agreements with health insurers not to do business with United Regional's competitors

Aetna files antitrust suit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan concerning use of most favored nation clauses

  • King & Spalding LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 12 2011

On December 6, 2011, Aetna filed an antitrust lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the dominant insurer in Michigan

District Court dismisses follow-on suit challenging Blue Cross's "MFN-Plus' contracts under both per se and rule of reason standards

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 11 2012

The District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently dismissed antitrust claims brought by the City of Pontiac against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's practice of requiring hospitals to enter into "MFN-Plus" contracts, which was alleged to have significantly raised prices to Blue Cross's competitors

Recent lawsuits allege anticompetitive market allocation conspiracy by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

  • King & Spalding LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 24 2012

Two recent lawsuits allege that Blue Cross and Blue Shield entities in North Carolina and Alabama have violated federal and state antitrust laws by engaging in concerted action with other Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans nationwide to divide geographic markets among them, which has allegedly resulted in reduced competition and higher rates charged to end customers for healthcare services

Sidley Austin LLP global pricing newsletter - volume three 2014

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 15 2014

On October 21, 2013, Brazil’s National Agency of Supplemental Health enacted Normative Resolution 388, which mandated that all private healthcare

Texas hospital accused of orchestrating an insurer boycott of competitor agrees to pay $700,000 to settle with Texas AG

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 28 2009

In a time of economic crisis, when hospitals, like most other businesses, are struggling to operate within a constrained budget, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (“Memorial Hermann”) agreed Jan. 26, 2009 to pay $700,000 to settle claims of the Texas Attorney General alleging that Memorial Hermann orchestrated an agreement among health plans not to do business with a new competitor, Town and County Hospital (“Town and Country”

Health insurers’ motion to treble damages against pharmaceutical companies in antitrust case is granted

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 7 2008

On June 1, 2005, after a jury trial lasting over three weeks, a jury found for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“BCBS-MA”), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (“BCBS-MN”), Federated Mutual Insurance Company (“Federated”), and Health Care Service Corporation (“HCSC”) (collectively “Plaintiffs”) against Mylan Laboratories Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cambrex Corporation, and Gyma Laboratories (“Defendants”) on state law claims agreement in unreasonable restraint of trade; conspiracy in unreasonable restraint of trade; monopolization; and attempted monopolization in the Lorazepam active pharmaceutical ingredient (“API”) market, Lorazepam tablet market and in the Clorazepate API and tablet markets