West Penn Rips Antitrust Suit In Wake Of Nixed Highmark Deal

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT) -- West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc. on Friday moved to dismiss allegations it conspired with would-be acquirer Highmark Inc. to shut out University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from the western Pennsylvania health care market, lambasting UPMC for concocting a “fairy-tale conspiracy” against its rival.

In a bid to dismiss three separate counts of UPMC's Pennsylvania federal court complaint against West Penn and insurer Highmark — weeks after the defendants' $475 million merger fell through — hospital system West Penn called its competitor's allegations of monopoly conduct...
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