Goldman, Others Can't Duck HCA Claim In LBO Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge refused Thursday to strike a bid-rigging claim related to the leveraged buyout of hospital operator HCA Inc. in the putative class action against Goldman Sachs Group Inc., The Blackstone Group LP and others over an alleged price-fixing scheme for 20 leveraged buyouts.

U.S. District Judge Edward F. Harrington gave no explanation for his denial of Goldman, Blackstone, TPG Capital LP and TC Group LP III's motion beyond noting that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure they cited was “narrow in scope, disfavored...
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