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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT Nos. 95-1965, 95-2140 BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD UNITED OF WISCONSIN and COMPCARE HEALTH SERVICES INSURANCE CORPORATION, Plaintiffs-Appellees, Cross-Appellants, v MARSHFIELD CLINIC and SECURITY HEALTH PLAN OF WISCONSIN, INC., Defendants-Appellants, Cross-Appellees. ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AND THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR REHEARING ANNE K. BINGAMAN Assistant Attorney General JOEL I. KLEIN Deputy Assistant Attorney General STEPHEN CALKINS CATHERINE G. O'SULLIVAN NANCY C. GARRISON General Counsel STEVEN KRAMER Eederal Trade Commission MARK J. BOTTI Washington, D.C, 20580 Attorneys U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Appellate Section - Rm. 3224 Dc. 2) TABLE OF CONTENTS INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. 2. - e e e e ee e STATEMENT © 2 eee ee ee ee ee DISCUSSION... eee ee ee ee ee CONCLUSION 2 ee ee ee ee TABLE OF AUTHORITIES CASES Brown shoe Co. v. United States, 370 U.S. 294 (1962). Ti cogoqobo0c Fishnap v)Betate of Wirtz, 607 F.24 520 (7th Cir. 1986) Soqooueo009 Ocean State Physicians Health Plan v. Blue ‘Cross, 883 F.2d 1101 (ist Cir. 1989), Gert. denied, 494 U.S. 1027 (1990)... ~ United States v. Delta Dental Plan of ‘Arizona, Inc., 1995-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) 71 OCB eis Ark e258 2995)et ee United states v. Oregon Dental Service, 1995-2 Trade Cas. 971,062 (N.D. Cal. 1995) States v. , 898 F.2d 1278 (7th Cir.), cert. wee 498 0%, 92011990) ee emcee ie United states v, Vision Service Plan, No. 1:49CV02693 (D.D.C. complaint and proposed consent decree filed Dec. 15, 1994) U.S. Healtheare v. Healthsource, Inc., 986 F.2a (ist Cir. 1993)... poood ai 5,