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The US District Court of Detroit dismisses antitrust claims against practice of requiring hospitals to enter into "MFN-Plus" contracts (City of Pontiac / Blue Cross Blue Shield)

District Court Dismisses Follow-On Suit Challenging Blue Cross’s “MFN-Plus’ Contracts Under Both Per Se and Rule of Reason Standards* The District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently dismissed antitrust claims brought by the City of Pontiac against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s practice of requiring hospitals to enter into "MFN-Plus" contracts, which was alleged to have significantly raised prices to Blue Cross’s competitors. City of Pontiac v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, 2:11-cv-10276, Mem. Opinion and Order Regarding Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Motion to Dismiss (E.D. Mich. Mar. 30, 2012) ("Order"). The City’s complaint was a follow-on to an antitrust suit filed by the

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  • Sheppard Mullin (Los Angeles)

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Helen Cho Eckert, The US District Court of Detroit dismisses antitrust claims against practice of requiring hospitals to enter into "MFN-Plus" contracts (City of Pontiac / Blue Cross Blue Shield), 30 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 66530

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