Blue Cross Loses Bid To Toss Monopsony Claims

Law360, New York (September 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge has refused to reconsider his decision not to toss a lawsuit accusing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina of abusing its dominant position in the state's health insurance market.

Pushing the judge to rethink his oral order, Blue Cross argued in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina last week that the plaintiffs had failed to voice any of the allegations necessary to assert their claims that the insurer created a monopsony — a market form...
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