Health First, Docs Head To Trial In $360M Antitrust Case
By Melissa Daniels (July 21, 2016, 10:15 PM EDT) -- Health First Inc. and its co-founders will go to trial with doctors who have accused the health care provider of monopolizing regional care and who are seeking $360 million in treble damages, after a Florida federal judge on Thursday set the stage for trial next month.
Omni Healthcare, a group of Florida doctors and a physicians' assistant have accused Health First of violating federal antitrust laws in southern Brevard County and causing physicians who do not cooperate with their aims to lose contracts.
Minutes from a final pretrial conference held Thursday show that the court denied five motions for summary judgment...
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