Christus Health Gulft Coast v. Aetna, Inc., 05-0710
A Texas court has jurisdiction over certain state-law claims asserted by hospitals against a Medicare health maintenance organization.
- Argued 12/06/2006
- Decided 08/31/2007
- Published 08/31/2007
Chief Justice JEFFERSON delivered the opinion of the Court.
Scott M. Clearman, Brian D. Walsh, McClanahan & Clearman, L.L.P., David E. Warden and Eric P. Chenoweth, Yetter & Warden, L.L.P., Houston, for Petitioners., John Barrett Scott, Scott Yung LLP, Dallas, for Texas Gulf Coast HMO, Inc., Charles W. Bailey, Austin, for amicus curiae Texas Hospital Association., Isaac J. Lidsky, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Daniel Manuel Castillo, Asst. U.S. Atty., Austin, for amicus curiae United States Department of Health and Human Services.
John B. Shely, Dimitri Zgourides, Jeffrey D. Migit and Kendall M. Gray, Andrews & Kurth L.L.P., Houston, for Respondents.