Aetna Beats Blue Cross Bid To Nix Mich. Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Thursday denied Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's bid to toss an antitrust suit filed by Aetna Inc., ruling that the complaint sufficiently alleged a harm to competition stemming from contracts Blue Cross entered with the state's hospitals.

U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood struck down Blue Cross' motion to dismiss the suit, nixing the insurer's argument that Aetna's complaint was the act of a “disappointed competitor” and did not make claims that applied generally to the competitive landscape of the...
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