Blue Cross Says Licensing Deals Are Good For Competition

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT) -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on Monday asked a North Carolina federal judge to toss a proposed federal antitrust class action, saying a web of geographically exclusive licensing deals are a standard franchising practice that actually enhance competition.

BCBSA — the national organization that oversees a federation of 38 independent Blue entities — asked the court to toss a proposed class action that claims the group orchestrated an illegal allocation of state markets by brokering deals between its members that allowed them to avoid competing...
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