The US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit overturns judgment of the District Court which rejected a class action on the basis of lack of evidence on potential substitutes in geographic markets (Sutter Health)

Health Plan Members Convince Ninth Circuit to Revive Antitrust Class Action Against Dominant Northern California Healthcare Provider Sutter Health* An antitrust class action challenging the dominance of healthcare provider Sutter Health in Northern California received a new lease on life Friday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that plaintiffs’ geographic market allegations were sufficiently detailed and plausible to survive a motion to dismiss. In Djeneba Sidibe, et al. v. Sutter Health, No. 14-16234 (9th Cir. July 15, 2016), a three-judge panel unanimously reversed and remanded the district court’s dismissal of the third amended complaint. Acting on behalf of an alleged class of health plan members,

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

  • Constantine Cannon (New York)

Quotation

Rosa M. Morales, The US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit overturns judgment of the District Court which rejected a class action on the basis of lack of evidence on potential substitutes in geographic markets (Sutter Health), 15 July 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2016, Art. N° 80226

Visites 136

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues