In September 2012, a putative class action was filed in federal court in San Francisco by members of health plans who contract with Sutter Health, asserting tying and monopolization claims against the large California provider. The case has been dismissed twice for failure to state a claim, and its Third Amended Complaint is now before the court. Sutter has moved to dismiss the case again, and the court held a hearing on the motion, also considering the plaintiffs’ response and Sutter’s reply on March 7, 2014. The magistrate judge has not yet ruled on the motion. Follow The Source for breaking news on this case! A putative class action was also filed in California state court in San Francisco on April 7, 2014, alleging violations of California’s antitrust law, the Cartwright Act, and other unfair business practices. So far, no other pleadings have been filed in that case. California Union sues Sutter Health in state court for antitrust violations.