June 27th, 2014|
On June 18, 2014, a ruling was issued in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation (MDL 2406) which will allow the case to proceed. The litigation, which is consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, involves class action antitrust lawsuits brought by insurance subscribers and health care providers against Blue Cross Blue Shield entities across the United States. The Plaintiffs allege that the Blue Cross Blue Shield entities violated existing antitrust laws by conspiring to restrict competition in various “service areas” across the United States.
In his ruling, the Honorable R. David Proctor denied motions to dismiss previously filed by Blue Cross Blue Shield Defendants and stated: “Plaintiffs have alleged a viable market allocation scheme. If that scheme is proven, it may subject Defendants to antitrust liability.” Cory Watson Attorneys is proud to represent three (3) classes of plaintiffs in this groundbreaking litigation.