Highmark Calls UPMC Settlement Promises 'Meaningless'

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 8:39 PM ET) -- Highmark Inc. on Friday again asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to force the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to sign a tentative settlement they had reached to end an antitrust suit over Highmark's acquisition of a hospital system, saying the court should not allow UPMC to get out of a deal it had already agreed to.

Sued over its $604.2 million buyout of West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc., Highmark said UPMC's refusal to finalize the settlement — based on purportedly overbroad language Highmark added in...
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