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David Herring on the Impact of Highmark-West Penn Allegheny Merger on Antitrust Suit

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July 11, 2011

Professor David Herring discussed how the recently announced merger of insurer Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health Systems will impact an antitrust suit brought several years by West Penn against Highmark and rival UPMC.  With Highmark and West Penn merging, they will look for a way to continue West Penn's antitrust case as one entity against UPMC.  Professor Herring said the merger may give Highmark some advantages in the antitrust litigation.


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