Doctors Can't Shake Humana's Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT) -- A Puerto Rico federal court on Monday blocked a bid by a group of physicians to dismiss a lawsuit by insurer Humana Health Plans of Puerto Rico Inc. accusing them of price-fixing and contract violations, finding the complaint sufficiently alleged antitrust injuries.

Humana claims the nephrologists, doctors who specialize in kidney diseases, violated federal and state antitrust laws, state tort laws and contract laws by boycotting Humana in order to elicit higher reimbursements from the carrier. In his opinion and order, U.S. District Judge Gustavo A....
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