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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Royal Mile Company, et al. v. UPMC, et al. (Conspiracy to Monopolize Health Ins. Market)

A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of individuals and companies that purchased health insurance from Highmark alleges that Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) conspired to monopolize the Pittsburgh-area health insurance market from 2002 until 2008, causing customers to pay excessive, above-market premiums. In August 2012, the plaintiffs settled with Highmark for $4.8 million.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
12/2/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Highmark Inc. $4,800,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/27/2013
Settlement Agreement 2/27/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database