Pa. Hospital Hits Cardinal, Owens & Minor With Antitrust Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (December 19, 2012, 1:19 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania hospital operator launched a putative class action in federal court Tuesday against Cardinal Health Inc. and Owens & Minor Inc, alleging the firms engaged in a monopolistic scheme to get small hospitals to purchase sutures, stitches and similar merchandise only from them.

In the suit, which comes on the heels of a similar suit in Kansas, Schuylkill Health System — the nonprofit owner of two acute care hospitals in Pottsville, Pa. — accuses the companies of pushing exclusionary contracts on hospitals which penalize them...
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Case Title

SCHUYLKILL HEALTH SYSTEM v. CARDINAL HEALTH, INC. et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-07065

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Anti-Trust

Judge

JUAN R. SANCHEZ

Date Filed

December 18, 2012

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