Pillsbury & Coleman is Awarded Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement

Pillsbury & Coleman was recently awarded the Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice by the American Antitrust Institute for its work in UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health, et al., San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-14-538451. Richard Grossman of Pillsbury & Coleman served as lead counsel for Plaintiffs in this case, which sought to combat rising health care costs in Northern California allegedly caused by Sutter Health’s anti-competitive practices.

This groundbreaking case resulted in one of the largest antitrust class action recoveries in California history ($575 million) as well as a minimum of ten years of comprehensive injunctive relief. This recovery is expected to reinvigorate competition in the pricing and quality of healthcare throughout Northern California. The case has also been a model for pushing back on exorbitant healthcare costs in cases throughout the Country. Pillsbury & Coleman congratulates the fine legal work by Rick and the team of attorneys that achieved this extraordinary result.