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$55 Million NorthShore HealthSystem Class Action Settlement Will Pay Former Patients

More than two decades after NorthShore University HealthSystem merged with Highland Park Hospital — a move the Federal Trade Commission deemed anticompetitive in 2007 — former patients will be paid out by a class action settlement.

In a Monday hearing at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang approved a $55 million settlement between NorthShore University HealthSystem — now a part of Endeavor Health — and a class of former patients.

Originating from complaints filed in 2007, the suit alleged that NorthShore violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and Clayton Act, subjecting customers to higher prices for healthcare services. NorthShore denied these allegations, and in December 2023 — facing a trial scheduled for Jan. 9, 2024 — the parties reached a settlement agreement.

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