Team Schierl Companies et al. v. Aspirus, Inc. et al.

Docket No.
District Court
Wisconsin Western


  • Certify class
  • Enjoin defendants from using anticompetitive practices
  • Recover damages

Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiffs, self-insured employers, argue that certain anticompetitive practices by a dominant hospital violate federal and state antitrust laws. The challenged anticompetitive practices related to terms in the provider’s contracts with insurers, including all-or-nothing tying (requiring contracts with all services as a bundle), anti-steering/anti-tiering (preventing business from being directed to cheaper or higher-quality providers), price fixing, and colluding with competitors, which  have been shown to drive up prices and increase premiums for consumers.

Potential Impact

The ability to thwart anticompetitive practices by dominant health care providers can help reduce health care prices and lower health care premiums for consumers.