The American Dental Association accused Delta Dental Insurance of monopolizing dental insurance, entering a dispute in Chicago federal court that began with a wave of lawsuits filed by dental practices last month.
The antitrust suits target Delta and its independent affiliates, which form a nationwide insurance network analogous to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association led by Anthem.
The Delta entities are accused of undermining competition by illegally dividing the country into 39 separate geographic markets, according to the proposed class actions filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Full Content: Law 360
Want more news? Subscribe to CPI’s free daily newsletter for more headlines and updates on antitrust developments around the world.