Cases & Deals

Presbyterian wins Tenth Circuit affirmation of favorable summary judgment in antitrust lawsuit

Clients Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Jones Day successfully defended Presbyterian Healthcare Services in antitrust litigation based on allegations that Presbyterian had violated federal and state antitrust laws by monopolizing the private health insurance market and by attempting to monopolize the comprehensive oncology services market.

In March 2017, after five years of litigation, Presbyterian moved for summary judgment, arguing that there was no evidence that it had, or could acquire, monopoly power in either market, and that, in all events, it had not committed acts that could support antitrust claims. Two years after the summary judgment motion was briefed, the court granted the motion, dismissing each of the plaintiff’s federal antitrust claims with prejudice. In April 2021, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s summary judgment decision.

New Mexico Oncology and Hematology Consultants, Ltd. v. Presbyterian Healthcare Services. et al., No. 1:12-cv-00526-MV-GBW (D.N.M.); Nos. 19-2210, 20-2024 (10th Cir.)