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Commonwealth court sides with UPMC on June 30 end date to consent decrees

A Commonwealth Court judge Friday ruled in favor of UPMC, saying there’s nothing in the consent decrees that allows for a modification beyond the June 30 end date.

The ruling follows a two-day evidentiary hearing in Harrisburg on Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s petition to modify and extend the consent decrees. Highmark, the other party to the consent decrees, had backed Shapiro’s petition that went from the Commonwealth Court to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and then back to Commonwealth Court…

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