Hospital, Clinic Duel Over 7th Circ. Reach In Antitrust Suit

By Celeste Bott (November 25, 2020, 6:00 PM EST) -- An outpatient center told the Seventh Circuit Tuesday that the court doesn't have jurisdiction to revive its claims against a hospital chain it accuses of negotiating insurance contracts that cut competitors out of insurance networks, saying the matter must be sent back to the district court for a new summary judgment decision.

A Seventh Circuit panel ordered additional briefing on the jurisdictional issue earlier this month, after U.S. Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook raised a question during oral arguments as to whether an appeal of the summary judgment ruling in favor of hospital chain Southern Illinois Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield...

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