7th Circ. Upholds Omnicare Antitrust Suit Dismissal

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 4:13 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday affirmed a summary judgment ruling for UnitedHealth Group Inc. and PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., defeating Omnicare Inc.'s competition suit claiming the merging insurers' decision to recognize a contract less favorable to the pharmacy was unlawful.

Omnicare failed to present evidence of an anti-competitive agreement between UnitedHealth and PacifiCare, according to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and therefore the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled correctly that Omnicare failed to...
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