Jury Rejects Antitrust Claims In Houston Hospital Spat

Law360, New York (March 15, 2010, 2:54 PM EDT) -- Following a two-month trial, a Houston jury has found that the region's largest hospital system did not run afoul of Texas antitrust law despite claims from six doctors that it pressured insurers not to add competing hospitals to their coverage networks.

A jury in the Harris County Court decided Thursday that the six primary care physicians did not provide enough evidence to show that Memorial Hermann Healthcare System conspired with the major insurers in the Houston area to block private insurance coverage for the physician-owned Houston...
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