Judge Issues Injunction On Medicare Bidding Project

Law360, New York (April 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from selecting a winner in the bidding for a pilot project for clinical laboratory services in Southern California.

Judge Thomas J. Whelan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued the injunction Tuesday, saying the three plaintiffs established a likelihood they would succeed on some of their claims against HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt.

The plaintiffs are Sharp HealthCare, Scripps Health and Internist Laboratory....
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