Sutter Health Loses Appeal To Arbitrate Antitrust Row
By Daniel Langhorne (October 28, 2015, 9:35 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's decision holding that Sutter Health, a group of health care providers in Northern California, could not compel a union's benefits trust to arbitrate its putative class claim that the health system overcharged millions of workers.
The three-judge panel held Tuesday that Sutter couldn't compel the United Food and Commercial Workers & Employers Benefits Trust to arbitrate claims of antitrust and unfair competition claims because the trust, also called UEBT, never signed a "provider contract" — that included an arbitration agreement — between its contracted health care provider, Blue Shield of California,...
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