Hospital Charged With Anti-Competitive Conduct

Law360, New York (May 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A women’s clinic based in Salem, Ore. filed suit against Salem Hospital Tuesday, alleging the hospital engaged in anti-competitive behavior by severing ties with the clinic and not allowing clinic doctors to also work at the hospital.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the Salem Women’s Clinic Inc. and Elizabeth Harmon, the clinic’s primary shareholder and a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, claimed that the hospital violated the Sherman Act and breached contracts by suspending Harmon’s privileges to practice...
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