Hospital: Insurers Conspired To Curb Competition

Law360, New York (October 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A physician-owned specialty hospital is suing a slew of insurance providers and rival medical facilities, alleging they conspired to exclude it as a participating provider in health care insurance plans in an effort to eliminate competition.

The fight has been ongoing since April 2005, but a hospital association that isn’t a party to the lawsuit filed a request for a protective order Monday in relation to the case.

The Missouri Hospital Association asked for a protective order for the production and exchange of confidential information. The...
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