Texas Hospital Settles DOJ Antitrust Row

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 8:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement Friday with a Texas hospital it accused of maintaining a local monopoly by bullying health insurers into not working with its competitors.

If accepted by the court, the settlement, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, will prohibit United Regional Health Care System of Wichita Falls, Texas, from imposing anti-competitive agreements on any health insurers or from retaliating against insurers that deal with its competitors for seven years.

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