Dialysis Giant DaVita Accused Of Shutting Out Competitors

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT) -- DaVita Inc., the second-largest outpatient kidney dialysis provider in the U.S., has come under fire for freezing out competitors by partnering with physicians and managed care providers to unfairly boost patient referrals, a rival said Monday.

IHS Dialysis' complaint, filed in New York federal court, contends that since at least 2007 DaVita has mounted “an intentional and persistent” campaign to cultivate and maintain a monopoly in certain markets, stifling IHS clinics in the Bronx and Queens, N.Y., and Quincy, Mass., and preventing IHS from expanding to...
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