Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses UCL, Contract Claims Against Insurer, Finds Lack Of Facts

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses UCL, Contract Claims Against Insurer, Finds Lack Of Facts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After finding that an emergency services provider failed to plead sufficient facts to show that an insurer violated California's unfair competition law (UCL) or whether its claims were preempted under the Medicare Act, a California federal judge on Sept. 29 dismissed the provider's claims related to an alleged payment scheme with leave to amend (Prime Healthcare Services-SHASTA LLC v. United Healthcare Services Inc., et al., No. 2:16-cv-01773, E.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162863).

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