Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation for Alleged Anticompetitive Conduct.
CHICAGO -- Date at end of first graph of release should read: January 1, 2000 (sted January 1, 2007).
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WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST EVANSTON NORTHWESTERN HEALTHCARE Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, located in Chicago's northern suburbs, is an academic health system affiliated with the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and all attending physicians are on faculty at the Feinberg School of Medicine. CORPORATION FOR ALLEGED ANTICOMPETITIVE an·ti·com·pet·i·tive
That discourages competition among businesses: anticompetitive foreign trade restrictions. CONDUCT
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz, LLC has filed a class action lawsuit class action lawsuit
A lawsuit in which one party or a limited number of parties sue on behalf of a larger group to which the parties belong. For example, investors may bring a class action lawsuit against a brokerage firm that has actively promoted a tax in Chicago, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the following counties, divided into two divisions: , on behalf of a Class consisting of all patients and other direct purchasers of healthcare services from Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation's three hospitals - Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital and Highland Park Hospital, starting at least on January 1, 2000 to the present.
The Complaint, filed on August 7, 2007, alleges that Evanston Northwestern engaged in unlawful anticompetitive conduct for healthcare services in the geographic triangle formed by Evanston Northwestern's three wholly-owned hospitals, Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, and Highland Park Hospital. Because of Evanston Northwestern's unlawful conduct, as alleged in the Complaint, Class members - including patients, insurers, and other third party payors - paid artificially inflated prices for healthcare services at those hospitals. The Complaint seeks treble damages A recovery of three times the amount of actual financial losses suffered which is provided by statute for certain kinds of cases.
The statute authorizing treble damages directs the judge to multiply by three the amount of monetary damages awarded by the jury in those cases and injunctive relief from Evanston Northwestern.
The Federal Trade Commission unanimously found, on August 6, 2007 that Evanston Northwestern's January 2000 acquisition of Highland Park Hospital violated the federal antitrust laws and further concluded that that acquisition enabled Evanston Northwestern to improperly exercise its market power to charge anticompetitive prices for medical services.
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