Blue Shield Says Lab Testing Monopoly Suit Falls Short

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT) -- An antitrust suit accusing Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co. of engaging in a scheme to allow Quest Diagnostics Inc. to monopolize certain diagnostic testing services fails to allege a plausible conspiracy, Blue Shield told a California federal court Wednesday.

Blue Shield of California and fellow defendants Quest, Aetna Inc., and trade federation Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association lodged reply papers in San Francisco urging U.S. District Judge John Tigar to grant dismissal bids they lodged in February, and panning a March...
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