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US: Washington state settles price fixing case with CHI Franciscan Health

 |  March 20, 2019

Washington state has settled a price fixing suit involving CHI Franciscan Health and two physician practices in the Tacoma area, the Kitsap Sun reported.

Details of the settlement are scarce. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office did not return queries Wednesday, but the settlement was confirmed by a spokeswoman for CHI Franciscan.

The trial was scheduled to begin this week in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. The two sides were ordered to file dismissal paperwork by the end of April.

Cary Evans, vice president of communications & government affairs at CHI Franciscan, said that “along with the court’s recent judgment to remove WestSound Orthopaedics from the lawsuit, the settlement ensures CHI Franciscan’s joint affiliations with WestSound and The Doctors Clinic remain in place.”

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