“T&K Trial Team Leads McKinney Surgical Support Client to $7.5 Million Jury Win”
A federal jury in Dallas last Thursday ordered BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana to pay McKinney-based Encompass Office Solutions $7.5 million for past unpaid services and tortious interference with its business practices.
T&K Partner Jennifer Ecklund, who led the trial team for Encompass, said that BCBS of Louisiana sent a letter to the obstetricians and gynecologists in its network that threatened doctors who continued to work with Encompass with termination of their network contracts.
“Nine out of 10 doctors in Louisiana contracted with BlueCross BlueShield and they have about 75 percent of the patient market,” said Ecklund, who was an associate when the case started. “Doctors were afraid to lose their business.”