Insurance Antitrust Legal News - September 2012 • Volume 1, Number 3


In This Issue:

- 6th Circuit Holds McCarran-Ferguson Act Bars Antitrust Claims against Title Insurers by James M. Burns:

On July 17, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long awaited decision in Katz v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, a class action proceeding in which the plaintiffs alleged that a collection of title insurers had unlawfully conspired to set unreasonably high title insurance premiums...

- Iowa Supreme Court Rules Chiropractor Antitrust Claims against Wellmark Blue Cross are not barred by the State Action Doctrine by James M. Burns:

On July 27, the Iowa Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling in Mueller v. Wellmark Blue Cross, holding that the lower court erred in granting summary judgment to Wellmark on claims that its payment of lower rates to chiropractors than to medical doctors under its preferred provider contracts violated the Iowa antitrust laws...

- Antitrust “Whistleblower” Legislation Introduced by James M. Burns:

On July 31, in the waning days of the 112th Congress, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced the “Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act,” designated as S. 3462...

- DOJ Issues “Second Request” in WellPoint/Amerigroup Merger by James M. Burns:

On July 9, WellPoint and Amerigroup announced plans to merge, in a deal reportedly valued at approximately $5 billion...

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