BROKERAGE CONCEPTS, INC. v. U.S. HEALTHCARE, INC.

Nos. 96-1891, 96-1892, 96-1922, 96-1923, 97-1013 and 97-1014.

140 F.3d 494 (1998)

BROKERAGE CONCEPTS, INC., v. U.S. HEALTHCARE, INC.; Corporate Health Administrators, Inc.; United States Health Care Systems Of Pennsylvania, Inc., D/B/A The Health Maintenance Organization Of Pennsylvania; Richard Wolfson; Scott Murphy; William Brownstein Richard Wolfson, Scott Murphy And William Brownstein, Richard Wolfson; Scott Murphy; and William Brownstein, in No. 97-1891, U.S. Healthcare, Inc.; United States Health Care Systems of Pennsylvania, Inc., d/b/a The Health Maintenance Organization of Pennsylvania and Corporate Health Administrators, Inc., in No. 96-1892, U.S. Healthcare, Inc.; Corporate Health Administrators, Inc.; United States Health Care Systems of Pennsylvania, Inc., d/b/a The Health Maintenance Organization of Pennsylvania; Richard Wolfson; Scott Murphy; William Brownstein, in No. 96-1922, Brokerage Concepts, Inc., in No. 96-1923, U.S. Healthcare, Inc.; United States Health Care Systems of Pennsylvania, Inc., d/b/a The Health Maintenance Organization of Pennsylvania and Corporate Health Administrators, Inc., in No. 97-1013, Richard Wolfson; Scott Murphy; William Brownstein, in No. 97-1014.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided April 2, 1998.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David H. Marion, Francis P. Newell, Howard J. Bashman, Patrick T. Ryan, III, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia, PA, for Richard Wolfson, Scott Murphy and William Brownstein.

Patrick W. Kittredge, Lisa G. Miller, Kittredge, Donley, Elson, Fullem & Embick, LLP, Philadelphia, PA, Robert E. Bloch, Roy T. Englert, Jr. (argued), Donald M. Falk, Robert L. Bronston, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Washington, DC, for U.S. Healthcare, Inc., Corporate Health Administrators, United States Health Care Systems of Pennsylvania, Inc. d/b/a The Health Maintenance Organization of Pennsylvania.

Richard L. Bazelon (argued), A. Richard Feldman, Bazelon & Lees, Philadelphia, PA, for Brokerage Concepts, Inc.

Before: BECKER, MANSMANN, and ROSENN, Circuit Judges.


OPINION OF THE COURT

BECKER,* Chief Circuit Judge.

                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

  I. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................   501

 II. FACTS & PROCEDURAL HISTORY ...................................................................   504
     A. The Parties ...............................................................................   504
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