Highmark Hospital Antitrust Suit Halted Amid Affiliation Deal

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday put discovery on hold in an antitrust challenge to insurer Highmark Inc.'s proposed affiliation with West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc., days after West Penn said the deal's imminent completion would end most of the suit's claims.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti signed off on a 90-day stay of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's suit claiming that West Penn and Highmark conspired to restrain competition in the Pittsburgh health care market. The suit's antitrust allegations focus, in part,...
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