Pa. AG Aims To Halt Highmark-West Penn Merger Dispute

Law360, Philadelphia (October 29, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The state of Pennsylvania is asking for an injunction halting litigation in state court between insurer Highmark Inc. and West Penn Allegheny Health System over the latter’s decision to suspend a proposed merger, claiming the state has a crucial stake in West Penn’s continued functioning as a health care provider.

In the request filed Wednesday — a day before hearings began in Pittsburgh over Highmark’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent West Penn from courting new partners after the cancellation — Attorney General Linda Kelly...
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