competition

Blue Cross Conspiracy Lawsuit Could have ‘Enormous Impact on Competition’ in Health Care, Legal Article Asserts

July 07, 2014

Mike Oliver

(AL.com) – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A federal judge’s ruling June 18 that an antitrust lawsuit filed in federal court here can continue has inspired several legal write-ups highlighting the significance of the case.

“The results of this challenge to the structure of the Blues could have an enormous impact on competition in the health care industry,” states a legal analysis by Robert Craig for Taft Stettinius & Hollister.

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More Than a Dozen Law Professors Support Antitrust Lawsuit Against Blue Cross

January 23, 2014

Mike Oliver

(AL.com) – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –Fourteen law professors from around the country filed “a friend of the court” brief in support of a lawsuit that alleges Blue Cross organizations across the country have conspired to eliminate competition.

The amici curiae brief is in opposition to a Blue Cross motion to dismiss the lawsuit. It was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham where the consolidated lawsuit has been brought.

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Lawsuit Alleging Blue Cross Conspiracy to Illegally Eliminate Competition Should Continue, Court Filings State

January 17, 2014

Mike Oliver

(AL.com) – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Lawyers suing Blue Cross and Blue Shield for conspiring in Alabama and across the country to illegally stifle competition forcefully argued in briefs filed this week that the case should not be dismissed.

“This case is simple,” begins one of filings opposing Blue Cross’ motion to dismiss the suit.

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