7 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

The following hospital lawsuits were reported in the past month, beginning with the most recent.

1. UPMC, Highmark dispute over cancer treatment pricing should not be sent to arbitration, court says
The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that Pittsburgh-based health giants UPMC and Highmark Health should settle their feud over the pricing of cancer treatment services in court.

2. Executives, physicians at Dallas hospital indicted in massive kickback scheme
Physicians, founders, executives and investors of physician-owned Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas were charged in a federal indictment for their alleged involvement in a bribe and kickback scheme.

3. Hospitals' billion-dollar pension dispute heads to Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up appeals filed by Christian-affiliated hospital systems that are accused of underfunding their employee pension plans.

4. Washington hospitals ink $4.5M settlement in charity care case
Toppenish (Wash.) Community Hospital, Yakima (Wash.) Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and their parent company Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the two Washington hospitals' charity care practices.

5. W.Va high court overturns $1M judgement against Thomas Memorial Hospital
The West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a $1 million verdict against Charleston, W.Va.-based Thomas Memorial Hospital in a wrongful termination case brought by a nurse.

6. MD Anderson sues Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong over rights to Cancer Moonshot: 3 things to know
Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is suing biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, over the ownership of the name "Cancer Moonshot."

7. Judge approves Connecticut hospital's $107M pension fund settlement
A judge signed off on the $107 million settlement Hartford, Conn.-based St. Francis Hospital inked earlier this year to settle a lawsuit alleging it mismanaged its pension plan.

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