Our Previous Healthcare Antitrust Cases

Our lawyers have litigated healthcare industry antitrust claims in the following cases:

UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health
Pillsbury & Coleman LLP currently represents self-insured businesses and employee welfare funds in antitrust and unfair competition claims against a large, dominant healthcare conglomerate that is alleged to use its market power to illegally prevent price competition and improperly inflate healthcare costs in Northern California. Treble damages are expected to exceed 1 billion dollars.

St. Luke’s Hospital v. Cal. Pacific Medical Ctr. and Sutter Health
Represented St. Luke’s Hospital in an antitrust claim arising out of exclusionary agreements that unreasonably restrained trade and threatened the client’s future economic viability.

Result: Settlement that required a multi-million dollar cash infusion and a future affiliation to preserve the client as the primary source of hospital services for the surrounding community and its disadvantaged residents.

Chinese Hospital v. California Pacific Medical Group
Represented Chinese Hospital in antitrust and unfair competition claims arising out of exclusionary practices in the San Francisco health care market that threatened the future economic viability of the hospital, its medical group and its health plan — and hindered their ability to serve the surrounding ethnic community.

Result: Settlement forbidding exclusionary practices and providing client with all requested relief.