Judge Dismisses Antitrust Suit Against UPMC, Highmark

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Highmark Inc. of entering an anti-competitive agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that inflated consumer premiums, ruling the antitrust claims are barred because the insurance rates at issue were set by the state's insurance regulator.

In 80-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti ruled antitrust claims Royal Mile Co. Inc. and Cole's Wexford Hotel Inc. brought against Highmark and UPMC are barred by the filed rate doctrine because all of the rates at...
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