Hospital Can Sue Rival On Antitrust Grounds: 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a Georgia hospital has standing to pursue antitrust claims alleging a rival hospital leveraged a state-granted monopoly in certain medical services to tie favorable insurance reimbursement rates to a refusal to include the plaintiff hospital in insurance companies’ provider networks.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday overturned a district court's ruling that Palmyra Park Hospital Inc. was not an “efficient enforcer of the antitrust laws” and lacked antitrust standing....
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