Sutter Health Beats Antitrust Suit Over Health Plan Deals

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed allegations that Sutter Health conspired to maintain a stranglehold over medical services in northern California, finding the putative class that brought the antitrust suit did not adequately back claims that the health system's conduct resulted in a monopoly.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler dismissed without prejudice a proposed class action alleging that Sutter imposed tying and exclusive dealing arrangements on health plans in a way that thwarted competition for health care services and extended the nonprofit health system's dominance...
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