NJ Justices Probe Redaction Order In Horizon Plan Challenge

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (June 20, 2017, 10:47 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday pressed counsel for Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. to explain why discovery documents should be partially withheld from hospitals suing the insurer over claims that its Omnia Alliance plan leaves them competitively disadvantaged.

The justices were hearing arguments on the hospitals' appeal seeking to overturn an Appellate Division decision last year allowing Horizon to redact parts of certain discovery materials, including a hospital ranking report and contracts between the insurer and the preferred tier, or Tier 1, hospitals in the Omnia network.

The suing hospitals, which fall in Omnia's Tier 2, contend that the unredacted...

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