Steward Health Care System LLC et al. v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Provided written and deposition testimony on monopoly power, monopsony power, and exclusionary conduct on behalf of Steward Health Care in Steward Health Care System LLC et al. v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. In 2013, Steward alleged that BCBSRI violated state and federal antitrust law and illegally interfered with contractual relations in an attempt to block Steward’s acquisition of Landmark Medical Center. Steward contended that BCBSRI’s monopoly conduct and conspiracy with others blocked Steward’s entry into Rhode Island markets for the sale of commercial health insurance and the commercial purchase of hospital services. The Court denied defendant’s motions to dismiss and for summary judgment. Assisted counsel in trial preparation; parties settled shortly before trial for a confidential amount.