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Professor Hellman on Antitrust Lawsuit Involving UPMC and Highmark

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October 6, 2011

Pitt Law Professor Arthur Hellman commented to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on the lawsuit West Penn Allegheny Health System has brought against competitior UPMC and insurance behemoth Highmark. The anititurst lawsuit claims that the medical and insurace giants conspired to monopolize the healthcare industry and drive West Penn out of business.  As the suit moves through the court system, Hellman suggests that it isn’t uncommon for federal judges to see their initial dismissals overturned. 

 

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