Cases & Deals

UPMC unfair billing class action dismissed

Client(s) University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Jones Day successfully defended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and five of its affiliated hospitals in obtaining dismissal of a state court class action brought on behalf of uninsured patients who claimed that UPMC was unfairly over-billing uninsured patients and then allegedly using abusive collection tactics to collect its bills. The plaintiffs were seeking injunctive relief, the imposition of a constructive trust, damages, and a court-ordered schedule of pricing for uninsured patients.

Amato v. UPMC, et al., No. GD 05-015753 (CCP, Allegheny Cty., Pa.)