Highmark Says Policyholders Can't Seek Antitrust Damages

Law360, Philadelphia (May 17, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT) -- Highmark Inc. on Friday again asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to toss an antitrust class action in which health insurance buyers accuse it of conspiring to stifle competition and inflate rates, arguing that the rates were approved by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

The insurer's request mirrors a filing it made in September in which it contended that Pamela Lang, Royal Mile Co. Inc. and Cole's Wexford Hotel Inc. cannot win damages from Highmark under any legal theory.

“The problem with plaintiffs' complaint is that they cannot...
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