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DOJ contends health insurer's use of most favored nation clauses is anticompetitive
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

On October 18, Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney, who heads the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, announced the filing of an antitrust action against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ("BCBSM"


State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

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


Expect Focus: onboard technology, NAIC cybersecurity, DOL, ACA litigation, SEC regulation (Vol. III, Summer 2015)
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

Editors at Wired magazine recently engaged in a yearlong project to develop a means to hack the onboard computer of a Jeep, and override the driver’s


State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2014

The AGs of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri and the U.S. Department of Justice simultaneously filed acomplaint and proposed final judgment in the U.S


Aetna files antitrust suit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan concerning use of most favored nation clauses
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2011

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


Texas hospital accused of orchestrating an insurer boycott of competitor agrees to pay $700,000 to settle with Texas AG
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • 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”


Representative DeFazio introduces McCarran repeal bill
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • June 28 2011

On May 23, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Or) introduced the “Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act,” (H.R. 1943


Stakes raised in Blue Cross of Michigan “most favored nation” clause antitrust dispute as Aaetna jumps in as an antitrust plaintiff
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been in litigation with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division for more than a year over BCM’s use of “most favored nation” clauses in its contracts with health care providers


Justice department halts Blue Cross of Montana’s expansion plans based upon competitive concerns
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

In early November, the DOJ Antitrust Division announced the filing of an antitrust lawsuit against Blue Cross of Montana, which is the largest health insurer in Montana


UnitedHealth fined $1 million for breach of merger consent decree
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • June 28 2011

On June 23, the Nevada Attorney General’s office announced that it had fined UnitedHealth $1 million for breaching the terms of an antitrust Consent Decree that UnitedHealth had agreed to in 2008 to close its acquisition of Sierra Health, a rival health insurer