One of the nation’s largest health insurers has filed a federal lawsuit to protect its trade secrets from the health care venture launched by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Berkshire Hathaway, making it clear it sees the upstart company as posing a major threat to its business on a national scale.

The lawsuit, filed by Optum Inc. in Massachusetts District Court in Boston on Jan. 16, seeks a court order to block one of its former executives, David Smith, from sharing confidential corporate information he allegedly accessed just before he was hired by the new health care company last month.

Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT Plus and enjoy your first 30 days free!

GET STARTED

What is it?

STAT Plus is a premium subscription that delivers daily market-moving biopharma coverage and in-depth science reporting from a team with decades of industry experience.

What's included?

  • Authoritative biopharma coverage and analysis, interviews with industry pioneers, policy analysis, and first looks at cutting edge laboratories and early stage research
  • Subscriber-only networking events and panel discussions across the country
  • Monthly subscriber-only live chats with our reporters and experts in the field
  • Discounted tickets to industry events and early-bird access to industry reports

Leave a Comment

Please enter your name.
Please enter a comment.

  • Plain and simple, the JP Morgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway venture is a business and not a public enterprise. It is impossible to bring reform or significant public progress under such circumstances. There will be endless business distractions preventing progress.

    To add to this, the Bezos divorce proceedings will bring about a rather bizarre distraction to what should be a focused public policy discussion.

    In my opinion, this was never in cards for this private ego driven venture.

  • guys it’s no secret that—> Perfectly Preventative Protocols Promoting Perpetual Panaceas (PPPPPPs) – when tied to blockchain technology/AI/Machine learning results in ever-increasing health levels/outcomes and ever-decreasing costs! By delaying release of this information, you are jeopardizing health in the USA.

    And is it possible to predict the overall health of the colon based on diet and lifestyle and/or to scan for impaction?

    It may be most helpful to simply give a comprehensive lesson on DIY mostly home based and using gravity/optimum positioning can make the utmost difference. We are of the opinion that the relief/benefits experienced during a normal evacuation might be enhanced several times over, and even those outside of this segment (chronic/multiple illness present) are likely to experience great results. While simply saline may be good, baking soda, certain teas and coffee enemas/cleanses are even better.

    PS: if Warren Buffett hears that you’ve been hiding this info, you’ll get fired!

Sign up for our Daily Recap newsletter

A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day in science and medicine

Privacy Policy