Chicago Hospitals Delaying Antitrust Suit, Patients Say

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Patients of Chicago's NorthShore University HealthSystem's four hospitals on Monday accused the facilities of submitting a specious expert report in an attempt to improperly delay class certification in the patients' antitrust suit accusing the hospitals of conspiring to overcharge patients after a 2000 merger.

In a motion filed in Illinois federal court, the plaintiffs say the report is an attempt to delay a decision on class certification that is likely to favor them, after the case was revived by the Seventh Circuit in January. The appellate...
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