Blue Shield of Virginia v. McCready
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|Blue Shield of Virginia v. McCready|
|Court||U.S. Supreme Court|
|Citation||457 U.S. 465 (1982)|
|Date decided||June 21, 1982|
|Appealed from||U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit|
|majority||written by William J. Brennan, Jr.|
joined by White, Marshall, Blackmun, Powell
|dissent||written by William Rehnquist|
joined by Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor
|dissent||written by John Paul Stevens|
McCready received medical insurance coverage under a prepaid group health plan purchased by her employer from Blue Shield of Virginia. She received services from a psychologist,for which Blue Cross declined to reimburse her.
McCready sued, seeking damages under § 4 of the Clayton Act, which provides for recovery of such damages by "[a]ny person" injured "by reason of anything" prohibited in the antitrust laws. The District Court granted Blue Cross's motion to dismiss, holding that respondent had no standing under § 4 to maintain her suit. The Court of Appeals reversed.
Does McCready have standing under § 4?
Yes, McCready has standing to maintain the action.
Section 4 of the Clayton Act provides a remedy to "[a]ny person" injured "by reason of" anything prohibited in the antitrust laws."