Quest, Health Insurers Escape Monopoly Plot Suit

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday said four medical testing labs' antitrust suit alleging Quest Diagnostics Inc. offered insurers incentives to spurn its competitors lacked evidence of a coordinated plot and of a Quest monopoly, leading him to dismiss the claims.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar said the labs had not proven that Aetna Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association and Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co. knew about each other's deals with Quest and had all agreed to participate in a...
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