Wash. State Slams Health Cos.' Defense In Price-Fix Suit

Law360 (November 30, 2018, 8:24 PM EST) -- Washington state lawyers accusing two health care companies of fixing reimbursement rates are telling a federal court that the companies can't escape the claims by arguing that one of them would be weakened without making the deals.

In a move for partial judgment Thursday, the state attorney general's office told U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle that Franciscan Health Systems and The Doctor's Clinic do not have a valid defense under the Sherman Act. The companies argue that a series of agreements they made to combine some medical activities are justified because The Doctor's Clinic's competitiveness would be greatly diminished without...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Court

Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only

Judge

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Companies

Judge Analytics

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!