Nonparty Subpoena In Antitrust Case Is 'Overly Burdensome,' Judge Rules

Nonparty Subpoena In Antitrust Case Is 'Overly Burdensome,' Judge Rules

HAMMOND, Ind. - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBS) cannot compel a nonparty hospital to produce documents in an antitrust action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Michigan seeking to enjoin BCBS from including "most favored nation" (MFN) clauses in its contracts with hospitals in Michigan, a federal judge in Indiana ruled Aug. 15 (United States of America and the State of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, No. 2:12-mc-00039, N.D. Ind.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115023).

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