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Lori Rubenstein Physical Therapy, Inc. v. PTPN, Inc., B187172

The alleged conduct in violation of antitrust laws of a group medical services providers, which imposed territorial restrictions on its members, and a health insurer, which made the members of that group the virtually exclusive preferred providers for physical therapy services, comes within the scope of the immunity provided by Business & Professions Code section 16770(g), Insurance Code section 10133.6, and Health & Safety Code section 1342.6.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/23/2007
  • Published 03/23/2007

Judges

  • WILLHITE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, Harvey Rosenfield, Pamela Pressley, Santa Monica;  Blecher & Collins, Maxwell M. Blecher and James Robert Noblin, Los Angeles, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Blake R. Jones and Jay N. Hartz, San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent PTPN, Inc., Hogan & Hartson, Gary L. Urwin and Richard L. Stone, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Blue Cross of California.
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