We seem to have had more than a little market division collusion (territorial allocation, to be exact) between Michigan's Allegiance Health and Hillsdale Community Health Center. As a settlement agreement has been filed in the Eastern District of Michigan, I suppose we've learned all we are going to about the once mighty four county and five hospital collusion to derail acute care facility competition in treating cancer, heart,and orthopedic patients. These are the last two parties to settle.
But the complaint is just too good to let go without noting our savvy colluding parties signaled their territorial allocation by the exchange of a Swiss flag. As the Swiss flag traditionally stands for freedom, honor, and fidelity, I'm thinking they may have gotten their signals crossed.