Antitrust Suit Is Ploy To Hide Shortcomings: UPMC

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 3:01 PM EDT) -- West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc.'s suit alleging Pittsburgh's dominant hospital system, UPMC, and the city's dominant health insurer, Highmark Inc., have been conspiring to stymie competition and hike up prices is a ploy to cover up years of mismanagement at WPAHS and should be thrown out, according to UPMC.

UPMC filed a motion to dismiss WPAHS' amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Sept. 18. The same day, Highmark filed a motion to dismiss the first two counts from...
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