Highmark Hits Back In UPMC Antitrust Settlement Battle

Law360, Philadelphia (July 23, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Highmark Inc. fired back at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania federal court Monday over the hospital’s effort to make the court enforce a settlement agreement supposedly obligating a Highmark affiliate to drop antitrust claims against UPMC after completing the affiliation deal.

The health insurer said in its motion to strike that even though the court has jurisdiction over its current dispute with UPMC, it does not have jurisdiction over the earlier litigation between affiliate West Penn Allegheny Health System and UPMC, in which...
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