Highmark Fires Back In UPMC Antitrust Dispute

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT) -- Highmark Inc. argued Friday that a proposed class action accusing it of conspiring with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to inflate insurance rates cannot survive because of a 90-year-old U.S. Supreme Court finding that damages cannot be awarded in a dispute over allegedly anti-competitive rates if a regulatory agency already approved those rates.

In a motion to dismiss filed in Pennsylvania federal court, the health insurer responded to an Oct. 9 amended complaint seeking monetary damages for allegedly inflated health insurance rates, citing the Supreme...
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