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In This Issue:
- STATE EFFORTS TO RESTRICT HEALTH INSURER USE OF “MOST FAVORED NATION” CLAUSES IN PROVIDER CONTRACTS CONTINUE TO MULTIPLY:
Over the last several years, several states have considered legislation...more
Larry Golub was quoted in a Jan. 1, 2013, article published on Law360, Insurance Cases to Watch in 2013 (subscription required) about key insurance cases lawyers, and those in the insurance industry, should keep an eye out...more
In This Issue:
- DOJ and FTC Hold Public Workshop to Consider the Antitrust Issues Raised by “Most Favored Nation Clauses” in Health Insurance Contracts by James M. Burns:
On September 10, the Federal Trade...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Texas Court of Appeals: Trial Court Must Sever Breach of Contract and Bad Faith Claims Following an Insurer’s Offer to Settle pages 1 - 2
- Third District Court of Appeals of Florida Holds that...more
Global Reinsurance Corp. v. Equitas Ltd., No. 53 (NY Ct. App. 2012), addresses the sufficiency and, more pertinent for our purposes, the extra-territorial reach of antitrust claims under New York’s antitrust statute, the...more
In This Issue:
- Title Insurers Gain Big Antitrust Vict ory in the Third Circuit by James M. Burns -
On June 14, the title insurance industry received good news from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, as the court...more
In this issue:
- McCarran Repeal Legislation Passes in the House
In late March, legislation that would repeal the health insurance industry’s antitrust exemption, contained in the McCarran Ferguson Act (15 USC...more
The District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently dismissed antitrust claims brought by the City of Pontiac against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's practice of requiring hospitals to enter into "MFN-Plus"...more
In a decision that may reverberate beyond the antitrust context, New York’s highest court — the Court of Appeals — held that the state’s antitrust statute lacks the extraterritorial scope to reach a purely foreign alleged...more
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
In Perez v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2011 WL 5833636 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 15, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed an...more
In Levine v. Blue Shield of California, No. D056578, __ Cal. App. 4th __, 2010 Cal. App. LEXIS 1893 (Nov. 5, 2010), the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, issued an important published decision that limits the...more
Healthcare providers and insurers should be aware of a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit—West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc. v. UPMC1—in which the court reinstated an antitrust challenge...more
The proper role of antitrust enforcement in health care reform is currently a hot topic in Washington and elsewhere. The courts, of course, do not engage in such debates, but only resolve cases brought before them. In a...more
On October 6, 2010, the California Court of Appeal issued a landmark decision involving Proposition 103 insurance rate approval in MacKay v. Superior Court, B220469 & B223772.
The legal issue, as Division Three of the...more
Rather than being "plus factors", allegations of interdependent industry structure simply demonstrate that the challenged conduct of defendant title insurers was as consistent with competition as with collusion. In re...more
On August 19, 2009, the Second Appellate District (Div. 7) issued its decision (again, but in slightly augmented form) in Yabsley v. Cingular Wireless, LLC. This decision was originally issued in August 2008, but the court of...more
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