Sutter Health In the latest case, plaintiffs alleged that the company forced Aetna, Anthem, HealthNet and United HealthCare to use all of its hospitals if they wanted to do business with the company.

Sutter Health did not use its market power to negotiate higher rates from major insurers and drive up consumer prices, a federal jury in San Francisco ruled on Friday.

The class-action lawsuit alleged that the company’s actions resulted in inflated premiums for roughly three million employers and individuals. The plaintiffs sought treble damages of around $1.2 billion.

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