UNITED STATES JUDICIAL PANEL on MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION

UNITED STATES JUDICIAL PANEL on MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION

IN RE: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ANTITRUST LITIGATION             MDL No. 2406

TRANSFER ORDER

Before the Panel:  Pursuant to 28 U.S.C §1407, plaintiffs in the Northern District of Alabama GC Advertising action move to centralize this litigation in the Northern District of Alabama.  This antitrust litigation concerns the licensing agreements between and among the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and its 38 licensees (Blue Plans) and currently consists of seven actions pending in the Northern District of Alabama and a action each in the Western District of Tennessee and Western District of North Carolina, as listed on Schedule A.

MDL Transfer Order (Dec 12, 2012)