Blue Cross Looks To Duck Heart Monitor Co.'s Revived Suit

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Blue Cross Blue Shield urged a Pennsylvania federal court to toss a heart monitor company's suit over the denial of coverage for its devices after the Third Circuit revived the case last year, arguing that the business of insurance is immune from antitrust laws.

Blue Cross Blue Shield and several of its associated health plans filed a supplemental brief Monday supporting their contention that the suit being brought by LifeWatch Services Inc. is barred by the McCarran-Ferguson Act, which provides exemptions from the antitrust laws to the insurance industry. The suit had been tossed, but the Third Circuit reinstated it in...

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