Blue Cross Blue Shield insureds from around the country have filed a number of antitrust lawsuits against the various Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association alleging a conspiracy to divide the U.S. healthcare market into geographical regions.  The lawsuits allege that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield member plans have agreed not to compete with one another, in violation of the Sherman Act and other state antitrust laws.  The Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has issued an Order centralizing these cases before the Honorable United States District Judge R. David Proctor in the Northern District of Alabama. 


Court Information:

Judge: R. David Proctor

United States District Judge


Magistrate Judge

T. Michael Putman


United State District Court

Northern District of Alabama

Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse

1729 Fifth Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

Website: US District Court Northern District of Alabama


Special Master:

Edgar C. Gentle, III

Gnetle, Turner, Sexton, Debrosse & Harbison

501 Riverchase Parkway East, Suite 100

Hoover, Alabama 35244




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