If you are or were an employee in a skilled position at Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), United Surgical Partners International, Inc. (USPI), and/or DaVita, Inc., including positions with the titles of Administrator, Group Administrator, Manager, Director, positions with any equivalent or more senior titles, or positions for which healthcare experience or skills were valuable, there is reason to believe your compensation (salary) and mobility were criminally suppressed by illegal agreements between SCA and its competitors not to compete for each other’s skilled employees. Use the form below to contact a labor antitrust lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today for more information on your rights and possible recovery under U.S. antitrust laws.
Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey serves as Court-appointed Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the consolidated federal class action lawsuit against Surgical Care Affiliates, SCA Holdings, SCAI Holdings, Andrew Hayek, UnitedHealth Group, Inc., USPI, United Surgical Partners Holding Company, Inc., Tenet Healthcare Corp., DaVita, and Kent Thiry for violations of U.S. antitrust laws. The suit alleges that employee compensation and mobility were criminally suppressed at these companies via illegal agreements between SCA and its competitors not to compete for each other’s employees in skilled positions.
The civil class action lawsuit comes in the wake of a federal indictment charging SCA with engaging in two separate conspiracies with other health care companies to suppress competition between them for the services of senior-level employees, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. SCA owns and operates outpatient medical care centers across the United States. Thereafter, a federal indictment charged DaVita for engaging in the same conspiracy with SCA.
In addition, we believe that beginning at least as early as May 2010 and continuing until at least as late as October 2017, SCA conspired with USPI to allocate employees in skilled positions by agreeing not to solicit these employees from each other in an illegal pact to suppress those employees’ salary and mobility. Our information also indicates that at least as early as February 2012 and continuing until at least as late as July 2017, SCA separately conspired with DaVita to allocate employees in skilled positions through a similar non-solicitation agreement that improperly restrained employees’ compensation and ability to freely move between jobs.