Highmark Says Filed Rate Doctrine Bars Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Health insurance buyers who lodged a putative class action alleging that they overcharged because Highmark Inc. monopolized the market can't recover damages because the rates they paid were filed with and approved by a regulatory agency, Highmark told a Pennsylvania federal court Monday.

All of the claims leveled against insurer Highmark in the suit brought by Pamela Lang, Royal Mile Co. Inc. and Cole's Wexford Hotel Inc. need to be thrown out with prejudice because they can't win damages from Highmark under any theory, the company...
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