Presbyterian wins summary judgment
Attorney defended Presbyterian Healthcare Services and won a motion for summary judgment that disposed of all antitrust claims against the client
after seven years of litigation. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit in March 2012, alleging that the defendant violated federal and state antitrust laws by monopolizing the private health insurance market and by attempting to monopolize the comprehensive oncology services market.
Presbyterian moved for summary judgment in March 2017, arguing that there was no evidence that it had, or could acquire, monopoly power in either market, and that, in all events, it had not committed acts that could support antitrust claims. Two years after the summary judgment motion was briefed, the court granted the motion, dismissing each of the plaintiff’s federal antitrust claims with prejudice.