Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Settlement Amount

$200,000 plust $40,000 costs


U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Docket Number


Lead State


Participating States



HCA Inc.; Big Cypress Medical Center, Inc.; Cleveland Clinic Florida; Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital; Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital Naples

Case Description

State alleged that defendants had unlawfully allocated geographic and product markets among themselves. Markets included acute care hosptial services, open heart surgery, and health facilities in several Florida counties. The state alleged that the market allocation had the effect of raising prices in the relevant markets for Florida public entities and consumers. Without admitting wrongdoing, defendants agreed to settlement in which they were prohibited from entering into similar agreements, agreed to pay $200,000 to several health care charities and $40,000 in costs. The parties also agreed to maintain an antitrust compliance program.