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Blue Cross Accused of Monopoly Conspiracy
Courthouse News Service

Blue Cross and Blue Shield conspired with Aetna and Quest Diagnostics to monopolize the diagnostic lab test market in California, four laboratories claim in a federal antitrust complaint. Lead plaintiff Rheumatology Diagnostics Laboratory is joined as plaintiff by Pacific Breast Pathology Medical Corp., Hunter Laboratories, and Surgical Pathology Associates. They claim Blue Shield of California, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Aetna and Quest Diagnostics conspired to corner the market by offering cut-rate deals to physician groups.