Aetna Must Disclose Rates To Blue Cross In $2B Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Aetna Inc. must produce a detailed list of employer health plans that saw rising premiums to support its $2 billion antitrust lawsuit alleging rival Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan harmed consumers by signing most-favored-nation contracts with hospitals, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub, acting on Blue Cross’ motion to compel production of documents, said the description of policies that became more expensive is warranted because Connecticut-based Aetna has asserted that customers throughout Michigan paid more because of Blue Cross’ deals...
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