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Blue Cross Gets Hospital Contracts Antitrust Suit Trimmed

Law360, New York (April 3, 2017, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Friday partially dismissed a suit accusing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan of paying hospitals to raise prices for rival insurers because it was filed too late, but allowed Sherman Act and state antitrust law claims to survive.

While plaintiff Health Alliance Plan of Michigan had said its monopolization, tortious interference and lost profits claims were tolled during separate class action litigation, U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood disagreed. She said those specific claims were not brought up in The Shane...
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