- Docket No.
- District Court
- Wisconsin Eastern
- Certify class
- Enjoin defendants from using anticompetitive practices
- Recover damages
Why this Matters:
The plaintiff, a self-insured employer, 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), and gag clauses (blocking the disclosure of price information), which have been shown to drive up prices and increase premiums for consumers.
The ability to thwart anticompetitive practices by dominant health care providers can help reduce health care prices and lower health care premiums for consumers.
10 Major Filings
- DECISION and ORDER (Apr 28, 2023)
- REPLY in Support of MOTION to Dismiss (Feb 10, 2023)
- RESPONSE to Motion filed re MOTION to Dismiss (Dec 30, 2022)
- BRIEF in Support filed by All Defendants re motion to dismiss (Oct 31, 2022)
- MOTION to Dismiss (Oct 31, 2022)
- Amended Complaint (Sep 15, 2022)
- REPORT rule 26(f) pretrial conference (Aug 9, 2022)
- BRIEF in support of motion to dismiss (Jul 29, 2022)
- MOTION to dismiss (Jul 29, 2022)
- COMPLAINT (May 24, 2022)