Hospital Groups Clash Over Doc Request In Competition Battle

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 5:32 PM EST) -- Hospital network West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc. told a Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday that rival UPMC's request for information in an antitrust case against UPMC was in reality a fishing expedition designed to hamper a $475 million merger between West Penn and insurer Highmark Inc.

UPMC has asked Judge Arthur J. Schwab to allow it to compel numerous documents and 14 depositions before West Penn may alter its complaint saying that UPMC worked to eliminate competition in Pittsburgh area medical services and raise healthcare...
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