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.
- Decided 03/23/2007
- Published 03/23/2007
- California Court of Appeal
- 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.