Kansas Clinic Settles Antitrust Suit Against Insurers

Law360, New York (March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Kansas physician-owned specialty clinic has reportedly laid to rest its long-running antitrust lawsuit against a slew of the state's major hospitals and health care insurers the clinic alleges conspired to drive it out of business.

The plaintiff, Heartland Surgical Specialty Hospital LLC, recently reached confidential settlements with defendants HCA Midwest Division, St. Luke's Health System, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Carondelet Health System, Coventry Health Care of Kansas Inc. and Aetna Inc., the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Several other defendants in the case — North Kansas...
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