An antitrust lawsuit filed against HCA in North Carolina will move forward. HCA had filed a motion to dismiss the case, initiated last year by several Asheville residents.
Special Superior Court Judge Mark Davis ruled the plaintiffs have alleged conduct on the part of HCA that would constitute unlawful restraint of trade and the plaintiffs have the right to conduct discovery, allowing the case to proceed.
It’s one of three lawsuits arguing that HCA’s hospitals in Western North Carolina are an illegal monopoly. More on the lawsuits.
“Our office is pleased that the Court agreed with our position in the HCA case. Attorney General Stein… continues to be focused on his work to ensure that North Carolinians have access to affordable, high-quality health care,” stated the North Carolina Attorney General’s office.