The US District Court, 9th Circuit refuses to dismiss the plaintiffs’ below-cost pricing claims raised under Unfair Practices Act in respect of clinical laboratory testing services (Rheumatology Diagnostic Laboratory / Aetna)

Is the California Unfair Practices Act a Free Pass on Motions to Dismiss?* Probably not, but UPA [1] claims can be tough to defeat at the motion to dismiss stage. Witness Rheumatology Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. v. Aetna, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151128 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 18, 2013) (Orrick, J.), where the court dismissed many of the plaintiffs’ Sherman Act Section 1 and Section 2 claims. However, the court refused to dismiss the plaintiffs’ below-cost pricing

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Howard M. Ullman, The US District Court, 9th Circuit refuses to dismiss the plaintiffs’ below-cost pricing claims raised under Unfair Practices Act in respect of clinical laboratory testing services (Rheumatology Diagnostic Laboratory / Aetna), 30 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2013, Art. N° 58709

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